KOCHI: The Ernakulam Principal District and Sessions Court on Thursday granted permission to the defence counsel in the Perumbavoor Jisha murder case to examine seven witnesses during the hearing. From the list of nearly 30 persons submitted, the court gave permission to examine seven including the victim’s sister Deepa and former Ernakulam Rural SP P N Unnirajan. The court has also included Paappu, the victim’s father, in the list of witnesses.
However, he was found dead on Thursday.The list of witnesses includes a Civil Police Officer, Kuruppampady SI and the officer-in-charge of Aluva Police Club. Earlier, the defence counsel had submitted a list of 30 persons, which included the names of former KPCC chief V M Sudheeran, UDF convener P P Thankachan, former Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas, among others.