Criminal case: Zakir Hussain remanded in judicial custodytext_fields
Kochi: Local CPI-M leader Zakir Hussain, who has been named as an accused in a criminal case, was on Thursday remanded in judicial custody till December 1.
Hussain had surrendered before the investigating officer here earlier the day.
He was taken to a hospital for medical checkup before being produced in the magistrate court. The police also recorded his statement in connection with the case.
The High Court had on November 5 rejected his anticipatory bail application and directed him to surrender.
Considering his anticipatory bail plea, Justice P Ubaid had on Monday asked Hussain, who has been booked on the charge of threatening a man over a business deal, to surrender before the investigating officer within a week.
The Judge had directed the police to produce Hussain before the magistrate court after interrogation and said the magistrate should consider his bail application in accordance with law.
Hussain had moved the High Court after a sessions court dismissed his anticipatory bail application.
A case under non-bailable section has been registered by police on a complaint sent to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by victim Jube Poulose of Ernakulam here.
In his complaint, Poulose had alleged that he was forcibly taken to a place by a gang, where Hussain threatened him with dire consequences over the business deal.
CPI-M has removed Hussain from the post of party's Kalamassery Area Secretary.
However, he has been retained as member of the party's district committee.