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Monday, 22 April 2024 9.22 PM IST

State opposes bail plea for Kanichukulangara murder accused in SC

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NEW DELHI: In a recent development, the state government has contested the bail plea of Sajith, the accused in the Kanichukulangara mass murder case and former managing director of Himalaya chit fund, at the Supreme Court. Sajith, known for his aggressive nature faces charges stemming from a murder allegedly driven by business rivalry and financial greed.

Government lawyer Harshad V Hameed submitted an affidavit stating Sajith's unsuitability for mercy, highlighting that he reportedly celebrated the murder by distributing sweets. The bench led by Justice PS Narasimha adjourned the hearing on the petition until January 17. The Supreme Court aims to delve into detailed arguments concerning the bail application and appeals.

Sajith, along with co-accused Aji (alias Ajit Kumar), Saju (alias Saju) and lorry driver Unni had filed an appeal against their life imprisonment sentences. Seeking bail due to the delay in the appeal decision, Sajith submitted the application.

The appalling incident occurred on July 20, 2005, near Kanichukulangara Junction along the national highway. The tragic event involved a lorry colliding with a car, resulting in the deaths of Ramesh, his sister Latha and their driver Shamsuddin.

According to the prosecution, the murder stemmed from a grudge after Ramesh, the former general manager of Southern Himalaya chit fund, resigned to establish the Everest chit fund. Additionally, the government filed a petition urging the Supreme Court to annul the High Court's decision acquitting Himalaya Group MD Binesh and Thrissur Chavakkad resident Shibi.

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