KERALA

No bail for CPI(M) men in abduction case

Kochi: The Kerala High Court, on Tuesday, dismissed a bail petition filed by six workers of the CPI(M) arrested in connection with the abduction of V.N. Saseendran, vice-president of Poothadi grama panchayat in Wayanad. He was abducted a few days before the panchayat, ruled by the LDF, was to take up a no-confidence motion against its president. The police later produced him before the High Court.

Dismissing the bail petition, Justice K.T. Sankaran said the petitioners were political leaders. If they were released on bail at this stage, it would affect the investigation. — Special Correspondent