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Stay lifted on TP murder case trial

Stay lifted on TP murder case trial

Kochi: The High Court on Tuesday lifted the stay ordered on the trial of the case relating to the brutal murder of T P Chandrasekharan, who had left the CPI-M to form the Revolutionary Marxist Party, last year.

The stay was lifted by Justice Harun-Al Rashid on a petition by Pradeepan, an accused in the case, seeking to seize the telephone records of the investigating officer in the case.

Earlier, the High Court had stayed the trial for two weeks pending before the Kozhikode Additional Sessions Court.

According to the petitioner, the police statement that the investigating officer has taken his statement from his house was incorrect. This can be proved by examining the telephone call records of the concerned officer, he submitted.

The BSNL informed the court that after the expiry of one year of incident, they were not statutorily bound to maintain the telephone records. Hence, the details were not available.

Considering the reply, court disposed the case granting time till December 30 to conclude the trial of the case.

Earlier, the trial was to be completed by November 30.

Chandarsekharan was hacked to death on May 4, 2012, in Onchiyam in Kozhikode district. Several local CPM leaders are among the accused in the case.


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