KOCHI: The Kerala High Court Tuesday rejected CPM local leaders Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrasekharan’s plea seeking relaxation of bail conditions to go to Kannur. The court granted bail to the two, accused in the murder case of NDF activist Thalassary Fazal, on the condition that they should not leave Ernakulam.
However, Karayi Rajan was chosen as the Kannur district panchayat president and Karayi Chandrasekharan as the Thalassery Municipal chairman in the local body polls. In this context, the plea demanded to cancel the condition as they want to go to Kannur to fulfil their administrative responsibilities.
However, the CBI opposed the plea in the high court. They were of the stand that if they are permitted to go to Kannur they may influence the witnesses’ by threatening them. The CBI had argued in the court that the two contested the polls knowing that they cannot go to Kannur. Justice Sunil Thomas rejected their plea accepting these arguments.