Lower Court Rejects Bail Plea of ‘Maoists’

Published: 28th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2015 05:11 AM   |  A+A-

PALAKKAD: The Palakkad Principal Sessions Court rejected the bail application of the duo, suspected to have Maoist links, arrested for attacking a multi-national food joint here, on Tuesday.

The court observed that providing bail will adversely affect the ongoing investigation and it was due to this the bail was rejected. The counsel appearing for the accused informed that they will challenge the order in the High Court.

“Being the preliminary stage of investigation the court observed that chances are high to affect the case if the accused go out on bail. The court also observed that despite the duo were arrested there is no end to the thriving  Maoist presence in Kerala. The evidence collected also showed the link of the accused with Maoists. By taking all this into account the court rejected bail,” said advocate Sreeprakash, counsel for the accused.

On December 22 the duo, Arun Balan, a BEd student, and Srikanth Prabhakaran, a journalism student, were arrested for attacking a KFC Restaurant here .

They were presented before the court on December 23.  Later, the court released them for nine days in police custody. 


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