KOCHI: The trial in the Narath armed training case began at the NIA court here on Monday. NIA Court Judge S Santhosh Kumar examined a police sub-inspector who was the first prosecution witness in the case.
The court examined Surendran Kallyadan, Sub-Inspector at Mayyil police station where the case was first registered.
Surendran led the police raid at the secret armed training camp at a building in Narath in April 2013. The court completed the examination of the first witness on Monday itself. The next witnesses scheduled to examined by the court on Wednesday are Narayanan Master and Jabbir who were witnesses to the arrest and seizure of explosives and weapons recovered from the building.
Since the second witness in the case was absent, the court decided to examine Narayanan Master and Jabbir who were third and fourth witnesses in the case. There are 55 prosecution witnesses in the case.
Advocate P G Manu appeared for NIA while Advocate P C Noushad appeared for the accused persons.
With the recent surrender of Kamarudheen A V, all 22 accused chargesheeted by NIA would undergo the trial. The accused are Abdul Azeez, Fahad P C, Jamsheer K K, Abdul Samad P P, Muhhammad Sareed P, Ajmal P M, Misaj A P, Naufal C, Rikkas C, Jamsheed P, Muhammad Ashiq O K, Faisal A T, Rabah K P, Shijin V alias Siraj, Suhair A K, Safeeq P, E K Rasheed, Muhammad Absheer V P, Hashim K C, Noushad C P, Ajmal C M, and Kamarudheen A V who are suspected to be members of Popular Front of India(PFI).