The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of P V Noushad, the 37th accused in the sensational palm-chopping case.
A Division Bench, comprising Justice K T Sankaran and Justice M L Joseph Francis, passed the order while considering the plea challenging the order of an National Investigating Agency court dismissing the bail plea. The NIA submitted before the court that the accused had been absconding for two years after the attack occurred and if bail is granted, there is every chance for the accused to escape from the country. Noushad had lived in Tirur during the period under various disguises.
The accused was part of the conspiracy to commit the offence and was a member of a terrorist gang. His role was to finalise the sketch of Joseph’s house. The court recorded the submissions and dismissed the plea.