Jomon Puthenpurackal comes out against CBI in granting bail to Abhaya case convicts

Kochi: Human rights activist Jomon Puthenpurackal, who fought for justice for Sr Abhaya, said no one can be blamed if they doubt CBI officials' hand in helping the accused get bail in the murder case.

He was reacting to the Kerala HC granting bail to convicts Fr Thomas Kottoor and Sr Sephy after suspending their life imprisonment awarded by the CBI special court two years ago on the Sr Abhaya murder case.

The CBI did not file a counter affidavit to the bail application. They failed to explain the facts to the court, he alleged. Jomon said that he will approach the Supreme Court against the HC order and also file a complaint with the CBI director and the prime minister against the ‘lapses’ of the central investigating agency.

It has been one and a half years since the convicts filed an appeal. But the CBI did not file a counter petition. An advocate from Telangana who has no knowledge about the case appeared for the agency. The previous prosecutor did not help, he alleged.

Jomon, who has been leading the legal fight, had recently published his autobiography titled 'Dhaivathinte Swantham Vakkeel' (God's own advocate) which predominantly talks about the Sr Abhaya murder case.

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