Jishnu Pranoy death case at a standstill

Adverse remarks from courts, accused getting bail affect the probe.

Kochi: With the adverse remarks from both the apex court and the High Court and the accused getting anticipatory bail, the investigation into the Jishnu suicide case has virtually come to a standstill. It would be a Herculean task to bring the accused to book though the cops and the prosecutor had given assurances to Jishnu and family to do so. All the accused, including chairman of Nehru Group of Institutions P. Krishna Das, are out on bail.

The state is planning to approach the apex court seeking to quash the High Court order granting bail to the accused. "We will move the apex court in the coming days. Legal experts are working on the possibilities and probabilities. After due deliberations, the petition will be filed before the SC," a top source with the state government said.

Law Minister A.K. Balan had also claimed that the state will challenge the HC orders and said that the HC order had affected the investigation.

The Director-General of Police, meanwhile, has called a meeting of top police officials on Tuesday to discuss the case and the further steps to be taken on it.

According to sources, the state will challenge certain remarks made by the High Court in its order as the state feels that the remarks were factually incorrect. It is confident of proving it before the apex court.

Jishnu's suicide had led to widespread protests across the self-financing engineering colleges in the state. Jishnu's mother Mahija, a native of Kannur, also protested in Thiruvananthapuram which led to further controversies.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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