Kochi, Mar 13: After the Supreme Court docket and the Kerala Excessive Court docket denied any safety from arrest to city-based Lodge 18 proprietor in a POCSO case, he surrendered earlier than the police on Sunday morning.
Lodge 18 proprietor, Roy J Vayalat, surrendered on the Kochi Metropolis Police Commissioner’s workplace within the morning after the Supreme Court docket on Friday denied any aid to him in his plea looking for anticipatory bail within the case.
Senior public prosecutor C Okay Suresh confirmed that the lodge proprietor surrendered on the Commissioner’s workplace within the morning. Earlier, the Kerala Excessive Court docket on March 8 had denied the aid to Vayalat and his pal Syju M Thankachan, saying that they aren’t entitled to anticipatory bail in view of the character of allegations in opposition to them.
The Excessive Court docket, nonetheless, granted anticipatory bail to co-accused Anjali Vadakkepurakkal for the explanations that she is a girl and aged 24 years.
The three accused had alleged that the grievance of molestation and sexual assault in opposition to them by the minor’s mom was “a deliberate attempt at blackmail”. The sufferer’s mom too had advised the courtroom that she, her daughter and the 2 different girls have been taken to Kochi on the false pretext of a enterprise assembly and the intention was to take them to the 2 accused males.
After listening to all sides, the courtroom agreed with the stand of the prosecution and the sufferer’s mom and stated, “Prima facie, this indicates that the de facto complainant (mother), her minor daughter and two other women were brought to Cochin on a false pretext.”
Lodge 18, Vayalat and Thankachan lately got here within the information in reference to the deaths of three individuals, together with two fashions, in a automotive accident which allegedly resulted because the latter was chasing them in his four-wheeler. Fashions Ancy Kabeer (25) and Anjana Shajan (24) had died within the deadly crash on November 1 final 12 months.
A 3rd passenger, within the automotive, succumbed to his accidents a couple of days later. In keeping with the prosecution in that case, Thankachan had allegedly stalked the fashions from a bar to Lodge 18 and after they left that place to keep away from him, he chased them.