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Tuesday, 16 July 2024 8.14 AM IST

Govt moves SC for acquitting seven accused in Jayarajan murder attempt case

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NEW DELHI: The state government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Kerala High Court verdict acquitting the seven accused in the P Jayarajan murder attempt case. The appeal said that there is enough evidence to convict the accused.


The high court had acquitted seven people except the second accused in the case. The case is that on the Thiruvonam day of 1999, the accused entered the house of P Jayarajan and tried to hack him to death. The high court verdict was that the prosecution was unable to prove the charges against the accused, including attempt to murder, use of weapons and attempt to incite riots.


The court acquitted the first accused Kadichery Aji alias Ajith Kumar, the third accused Koyyon Manu alias Manoj, fourth accused Para Sasi, fifth accused Elamthottathil Manoj, and seventh accused JP alias Jayaprakashan. In 2007, the trial court sentenced them to ten years of rigorous imprisonment and slapped a fine.


The high court commuted the sentence of the second accused, Chirukandath Prashanth, to one year. The trial court had earlier sentenced him to ten years. The high court upheld the trial court's order acquitting Kuniyil Shanub, the eighth accused Kovveri Pramod and Thaikandi Mohanan, the ninth accused in the charge sheet.


Para Sasi, the fourth accused, acquitted by the high court, was RSS Karyavahah and the first accused Kadicherry Aji was taluk Karyavahah. After the murder attempt on Jayarajan, CPM-RSS clashes intensified in Kannur and several people were killed.

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