Order on bail pleas reserved

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the bail petitions filed by the two police constables who were arrested in connection with the custodial death of Udayakumar at the Fort police station in Thiruvananthapuram

The CBI has charged constables Sreekumar and Jithukumar with illegally confining Udayakumar in the lock-up and torturing him. It also alleged that they had fabricated and falsified the seizure ‘mahazar.’

The CBI investigation revealed that the constables had found Udayakumar in suspicious circumstances at the Sreekandeswaram park on September27, 2005.Udayakumar was arrested as he was not able to properly explain the source of money in his possession. The constables had taken him into custody on suspicion that the money might have been stolen from somewhere. While in custody, he died on September 29.

The CBI had taken over the investigation on a High Court directive.

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