The Kozhikode District and Sessions Court, on Saturday, granted bail to Salim Raj, former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, and six others who were arrested on charges of abduction on September 10, with stringent conditions.
Judge V Bhaskaran granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with two solvent sureties to the extent of the bond amount.
All the accused should surrender their passport and not leave the state borders without the prior permission of the court. The court also told the accused to report before the investigating officer every Tuesday for two months and directed them not to threaten or influence the witnesses in the case.
Salim Raj and others were arrested by the Chevayur police based on a complaint registered by Prasannan, hailing from Ochira in Kollam.
According to the complaint, Irshad, brother of Rasheeda, the woman who was missing from Ochira and found along with the complainant, threatened Prasannan that they would attack him if he entered Kollam district. Rijo, 28, of Sajna Bhavan, Valiyakulangara, Ochira; Sathar, 38, Irshad, 24, Karunagapally; Junaid, 30, of Memana, Shamand, 29, and Sidhique, 38, of Payikudi, are the other accused in the case.