AKG Centre attack case: Accused sent to 14-day judicial custody, decision on police custody tomorrow

Accused Jithin arrested over AKG Centre attack

Thiruvananthapuram: The magistrate court here on Thursday remanded accused in the AKG Centre attack case to judicial custody for 14 days.

Jithin, a Youth Congress leader, has been slapped with charges under IPC sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 436 (mischief by fire or any explosive substance, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, the destruction of any build­ing) among others.

The matters like source of explosive, whether harm to life was intended and whether there is conspiracy behind it need to be probed, stated the remand report.

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Meanwhile, the court will consider an application seeking five-day custody of the accused and bail plea of the accused on Friday.

Jithin was arrested on Thursday morning for the attack on the CPM state headquarters on June 30.

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