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Paravur sex scandal: HC suspends penalty

Published: 08th January 2013 01:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2013 01:18 PM   |  A+A-

The Kerala High Court on Monday suspended the sentence and fine awarded by the Ernakulam Additional Sessions Judge to the three convicts in the sensational Paravur sex scandal case. Justice C T Ravikumar accepted the appeals filed by S Vijayakumar, Unnikrishnan and Noby Sugunan and granted the bail.

The Special Court, constituted to deal with the Paravur case, had awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) to Vijayan and ten-year RIs to Unnikrishnan and Noby. The court also directed the accused to execute a bond of `50,000 and present two solvent sureties.

The court awarded RI for five years and a fine of `25,000 to Vijayakumar for offence committed under Section 366 (A) and RI for seven years and a fine of `25,000 for offence committed under Section 372.

The court awarded RI for 10 years and a fine of `50,000 to Unnikrishnan and Noby for  offence committed under Section 376 (2) and RI for five years and a fine of `25,000 for offence committed under Section 366 A. The sessions judge held that the sentences shall run concurrently.

Counsel for the accused Babu S Nair submitted that it would be a negation of justice if the accused are directed to remain in jail until the final disposal of the case. The court accepted the argument and passed the order.



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