KOCHI: The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate on Monday dismissed the bail petitions of two accused in the Happy Rajesh murder case. The bail petitions of Container Santhosh and suspended DySP P Santhosh Nair, the sixth and seventh accused in the case, were dismissed by K S Ambika, Chief Judicial Magistrate.The petitions were dismissed after considering the CBI’s submission that the release of the accused would affect the probe of the case. The two are currently lodged at the Ernakulam District jail.
Meanwhile, P Santhosh Nair has filed a petition before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate requesting to shift him to another jail. In the petition, Santhosh Nair submitted that several persons who were arrested by him while serving with the Crime Branch are torturing him. The petition will be considered by the court in the coming days.
The accused persons in the case are Prakash, 35, alias Velukuttan, Peanty Edwin, 34, Krishnakumar alias Kannan, 21, Suryadas alias Surya, 23, Nithin alias Raj, 25, Container Santhosh, 44, and M Santhosh Nair.The accused were charged under sections 120 B r/w 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC. The CBI had turned Container Santhosh an approver in the Unnithan murder attempt case. However he was arrested in connection with the murder attempt on ASI Babukumar a few months ago.