The verdict in the Kashmir recruitment case has turned out to be a marathon affair not only for the cops, but also the court staff.
Printouts of the 553- page verdict were taken to be handed over to each of the accused and for the court. It took a long time for the officials to complete the proceedings as taking the printouts got completed only by around 8.30 pm.
The accused were taken from the court to the jail only after the procedures were finished. A total of 22 copies were taken -- 13 for the accused, six to be kept in safe custody of the court, one each for the judge, prosecution and High Court. The accused kept on waiting inside police vehicles from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm to receive signed copies of the 553-page verdict. Since it was late on Friday, the accused were temporarily taken to Ernakulam Sub-jail. According to the officials, they will be taken to Central Jail in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.