Bail plea filed sans knowledge of accused in Swathi murder: PP

The prosecutor submitted in Principal Sessions court that Krishnamoorthy was not duly authorised by Ram Kumar through a \'Vakkalath.\'

Published: 06th July 2016 11:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2016 11:29 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHENNAI: A public prosecutor today told a court here that a bail petition seeking the release of engineering graduate Ram Kumar, prime accused in the murder of a woman IT employee, has been filed by an advocate without the knowledge of the accused.

City public prosecutor M L Jegan submitted in the Principal Sessions court that Krishnamoorthy, who filed the plea, was not duly authorised by Ram Kumar through a 'Vakkalath.'

He made the submission when Krishnamoorty appeared on behalf of Ram Kumar, accused in the murder of IT employee Swathi, as the bail plea came up for hearing.

The public prosecutor also brought to the notice of the court claims made by the advocate in the media.

One of the claims was that Ram Kumar's cut injuries was not inflicted by the accused but by someone else who had come with police to arrest him.

Judge Jeyachandran directed the advocate to file a reply to the objections raised by the public prosecutor.

Ram Kumar allegedly murdered the 24-year-old Swathi in broad daylight on June 24 at Nungambakkam railway station here.

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