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Kerala HC dismisses bail petition of Kunhanandan

Posted on Nov 08, 10:39AM | UNI

The Kerala High Court today dismissed the bail plea moved by CPI(M) local committee member P K Kunhanandan, an accused in the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, and directed the trial court to dispose the case by July 31 next year.

Dismissing the bail plea of Mr Kunhanandan, 13th accused in the case, Justice P Bhavadasan directed the trial court at Kozhikode to take up the case as expeditiously as possible and dispose it on or before July 31 next year.

The court said on going through the report of investigating agency, it could be seen that all necessary particulars of the final report were available in the report and the statements in the final report along with materials are sufficient to take cognisance of the offence.

Mr Kunhanandan in his petition had submitted that the report now filed by the Special Investigating Team, which was probing the case, could not be treated as final report as the investigating officer had reserved the right to continue investigation and the right to file further reports.

There were 76 accused in the case, registered under crime number 867/12.

Chandrasekharan, a former CPI-M leader from the party stronghold of Onchiyam in Kozhikode district, was murdered at Vallikkad on May four.