KOZHIKODE: The Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Thursday remanded K Mohammed Sahir aka Sahir, 40, ofAnmalhal House, Chadichadi Parambu, Panur, Thalassery, the 52nd accused in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case, in judicial custody. The trial regarding this will be conducted later, according to the officials.
The police nabbed the accused, who was at large for about two years, from Bangalore International Airport on Wednesday. The Emigration officials identified Mohammed Sahir as a look-out notice was issued against him by the Special Investigation Team that probed the murder case. Later, they informed the matter to Kerala Police and handed over him to a team led by Crime Branch DySP K V Santhosh Kumar.
Mohammed Sahir fled to Abu Dhabi via Karipur International Airport, just hours before the police issued a look-out notice for him.
As per the charge-sheet filed by DySP K V Santhosh Kumar, member of the special investigation team, which probed the sensational political killing on July 13, 2012, before the Special District and Additional Sessions Court (Marad Cases), Mohammed Sahir was accused on charges under section 212 (harbouring offender) of IPC.
He took the 18th accused Rafeek alias Vazhapadachi Rafeeq to Gonikoppal in Karnataka in a Maruti Ritz car bearing the registration number KL-58 C 331 while police had launched a search on Rafeeq. Rafeeq, a convict in the case, is serving jail term.
However, another person, the 24th accused T M Rahul, 30, of Kunnummakkara is still at large.