Youth Congress men get bail – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to Furseen Majeed and RK Naveen, the Youth Congress activists who were arrested for protesting against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inside a robbery. The court also granted early bail to the third defendant, Sujith Narayanan.

When granting bail, Judge Viju Abraham observed that the prosecution had no allegation that the petitioners were carrying a weapon and that they were certainly inside an aircraft, which is a high security area. There is therefore no possibility for any of them to carry a weapon.

The investigative agency has no case that the motive for the alleged incident was personal enmity and it is the petitioners’ specific assertion that it was part of political unrest. They were arrested on June 14 and the Court of Sessions had also granted custody of the petitioners to the investigative agency.

There is no instance where another collection has to be made at their request. If a recovery is to be made, it is always open to the investigator to do so even when the applicants are out on bail. T Asaf Ali, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, argued that the allegations against them are false and that they are just Indian Youth Congress activists who held up slogans as part of a peaceful protest calling for the resignation of the Chief Minister against whom serious allegations of gold smuggling were raised by Swapna Suresh, accused in the gold smuggling case and a former close associate in the Chief Minister’s office.

K Sudhakaran hails the verdict
T’ Puram: The state Congress leadership on Thursday welcomed the High Court’s decision to grant bail to the three Youth Congress workers who protested against the Chief Minister inside a plane. In a statement, State Chairman K Sudhakaran said the decision to grant bail to Farzeen Majeed, RK Naveen and Sujith Narayanan shows the court is confident of their innocence. He said the verdict was a blow to the authoritarianism of the LDF government. “The HC ruled that the protest was not against a personal enmity towards the Chief Minister and also pointed to the discrepancies in the Indigo Airlines Airport Manager’s report. The scheme by the CPM and the DFL, who tried to portray this as an act of terror, failed miserably,” he said. Sudhakaran also expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the police action to spare EP Jayarajan from the case. He said EP alleged that YC executives were intoxicated.

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to Furseen Majeed and RK Naveen, the Youth Congress activists who were arrested for protesting against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inside a robbery. The court also granted early bail to the third defendant, Sujith Narayanan. When granting bail, Judge Viju Abraham observed that the prosecution had no allegation that the petitioners were carrying a weapon and that they were certainly inside an aircraft, which is a high security area. There is therefore no possibility for any of them to carry a weapon. The investigative agency has no case that the motive for the alleged incident was personal enmity and it is the petitioners’ specific assertion that it was part of political unrest. They were arrested on June 14 and the Court of Sessions had also granted custody of the petitioners to the investigative agency. There is no instance where another collection has to be made at their request. If a recovery is to be made, it is always open to the investigator to do so even when the applicants are out on bail. T Asaf Ali, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, argued that the allegations against them are false and that they are just Indian Youth Congress activists who held up slogans as part of a peaceful protest calling for the resignation of the Chief Minister against whom serious allegations of gold smuggling were raised by Swapna Suresh, accused in the gold smuggling case and a former close associate in the Chief Minister’s office. K Sudhakaran hails T’ Puram verdict: The state Congress leadership on Thursday hailed the High Court’s decision to grant bail to the three Youth Congress workers who protested against the Chief Interior Minister of an airplane. In a statement, State Chairman K Sudhakaran said the decision to grant bail to Farzeen Majeed, RK Naveen and Sujith Narayanan shows the court is convinced of their innocence. He said the verdict was a blow to the authoritarianism of the LDF government. “The HC ruled that the protest was not against a personal enmity towards the Chief Minister and also pointed to the discrepancies in the Indigo Airlines Airport Manager’s report. The scheme by the CPM and the DFL, who tried to portray this as an act of terror, failed miserably,” he said. Sudhakaran also expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the police action to spare EP Jayarajan from the case. He said EP alleged that YC executives were intoxicated.