KOZHIKODE: The District and Sessions Court in Thalassery on Saturday rejected anticipatory bail application filed by CPM district secretary P.Jayarajan in the Kathiroor Manoj murder case. The court had earlier dismissed his anticipatory bail plea on January 19.
CPM leader P.Jayarajan was arraigned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)On January 21, as he is the 25th accused in the case. He was also charged with offences including under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). 42-year-old Manoj, a district functionary of RSS, was hacked to death at athiroor in Kannur district on September 1, 2014 allegedly by a group of CPM workers.
CBI, which took over the investigation in the case, had filed a charge sheet against 19 accused in the Thalassery court in March last year.
P Jayarajan was accused in the case for allegedly supporting and attempting to save all other accused in the case.