The CBI Special Court would pronounce the verdict of the Sainudeen murder case on February 12. Eleven activists of the CPM and the SFI are accused in the case.
P Sasidharan, judge, CBI Special Court, completed hearing from the witnesses and accused, heard on the evidence produced by the prosecution and defence side and completed the argument part. The accused are Nijil Gangadharan, Biju K P, P P Riyaz, Vineesh, P Sumeesh, K Mohanan, Manoharan, K Nazar, P P Basheer, P V Narayanan and V V Bhaskaran, all hailing from Vilakodu, Parakandam region near Iritty and Kakkayankod in Peravoor region of Kannur.The prosecution has charged the accused under Sections 143, 147, 148, 341 and 302 r/w 149 of the IPC.
The accused were arrested by the police soon after the incident and were later released on bail.As per the prosecution, Nijil Gangadharan, Biju K P, P P Riyaz, Vineesh and P Sumeesh were SFI activists, who allegedly murdered Sainudeen. Other accused were CPM activists. P V Narayanan and V V Bhaskaran were local secretaries of CPM. They are allegedly part of the conspiracy to murder Sainudeen, who was working for Campus Front, another campus political outfit, and National Development Front in the Kakkayankod area.
P Sainudeen, 27, was attacked and murdered over political revenge on June 23, 2008. Sainudeen, who was working at a chicken stall at Kakkayankod, was chased by assailants and allegedly murdered at the verandah of the first floor of Lexi Complex. The case was handed over to the CBI following a HC direction in September 2008. The charge sheet on the case was filed in 2009 and the trial begin a few years ago.