Congress Convenor P P Thankachan appeared before the Ernakulam Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Monday following a warrant against him in the case relating to violation of traffic rules by organising a protest rally in Kochi.
Thankachan arrived at the court for the hearing of the case registered by the police in November 2004.
Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan and minister V S Sivakumar are the other accused in the case. The court had also issued warrants against them in the case. However, they did appear before the court.
Though Thankachan came to the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court for getting bail in the case, the Congress convenor had to return empty-handed as the procedure for granting bail could not be completed.
He would now apply for anticipatory bail before the Sessions Court or the High Court.
The court had earlier exempted some of the Congress activists the case.
Police officials said that Thankachan returned fearing that the court might remand him in the case.
According to them, two persons had been remanded by the court in the morning, in a similar case. Following this, Thankachan decided to leave the court premises before he could be remanded in the case, the officers added.