Actor attack case: Second accused Martin Antony granted bail


B Balagopal | Mathrubhumi News

The government’s advocates also pointed out that if Martin is granted bail, then other accused in the case, including Pulsar Suni who haven’t received bail so far, will also try for bail by pointing out the court order. 

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New Delhi: Supreme Court has granted bail to the second accused, Martin Antony, in the actress attack case. The bench, headed by Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice A S Oka, rejected the state government’s request to dismiss the plea as the investigation in the murder conspiracy case is underway.

The court pointed out that Martin has been living in jail for five years and that it is not clear when the trial in the case will be completed. Many other accused have been granted bail. The court also rejected the government's request to grant conditional bail to Martin.

According to police, Martin Antony drove the actress' car on the day of the attack. Senior Advocate Ranjith Kumar and Standing Counsel Nishe Rajan Shonker who were present on behalf of the state government informed the court that if Martin had no part in the case, then the attack against the actress wouldn’t have taken place. The government’s advocates also pointed out that if Martin is granted bail, then other accused in the case, including Pulsar Suni who haven’t received bail so far, will also try for bail by pointing out the court order.

The advocates explained the details of the murder conspiracy case registered based on the 'revelations' by director Balachandra Kumar. The court remarked that the allegations are serious and that it is not going into details other than Martin’s bail plea. The court also directed the investigating officers to bring out the truth. Advocate Alex Joseph presented Martin Antony’s side in the Supreme Court.

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