‘Shift Jesintha Case Trial from Thoothukudi’

Published: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: A petition was filed in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court seeking transfer of the murder case investigation of Jesintha Pandiayan, wife of late Pasupathy Pandian, founder of Devendra Kula Vellalar Kuttamaippu, from Thoothukudi Sessions Court to other district, stating that there is no protection for the witnesses

Jaghir Hussein, a prosecution witness, filed a petition stating that Jesinatha Pandian, who was an advocate and wife of Pasupathy Pandian, was murdered near Eppothum Vendran on April 7, 2006, while she was travelling to Thoothukudi from Dindigul in a car. Thereafter, Pasupathy Pandian was also murdered in 2012.

In regard to the Jesintha’s murder case, Eppothum Vendram police registered a case against twelve persons, including Subash Pannaiyar, and the case trial was being conducted at Additional Session Court-I, Thoothukudi.

The petitioner stated that he was included as prosecution witness in the case and there were no protection for the prosecution witnesses. He also submitted that the witnesses in the case were threatened. Hence he sought to transfer the trial of the case to other district rather than Thoothukudi.

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