Former Miss Kerala Mishap: Kerala court grants bail to six people including hotel owner

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Palarivattom Police arrested these six people on Wednesday.

Ansi Kabeer, Dr Anjana Shajan

Kochi: Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday granted bail to six people including a hotel owner and five employees of that hotel in a case of destroying evidence in the accident case that claimed lives of two models.

Palarivattom Police arrested these six people on Wednesday. They were arrested for destroying a hard disk, which is evident in the killing of 2019 Miss Kerala Ansi Kabeer and first runner-up Anjana Shajan and Thrissur native Mohammad Ashiq in a car accident that happened on November 1 at Chakkarapparambu in Kochi.

Six people include Roy Vayalat, the owner of the hotel of Fort Kochi where Ansi Kabeer and Anjana Shajan participated in a DJ party just before the accident. Others are Melwin, Vishnu, Linson, Shijulal and Anil, who are the employees of the hotel.

Police quizzed Roy Vayalat for 11 hours on Tuesday. Then he was summoned again on Wednesday to the Ernakulam ACP office and then arrested. In the early hours of November 1, the car was first hit a two-wheeler and then crashed into a tree by the side of the NH 66 at Chakkaraparambu.

Ansi and Anjana died on the spot while Ashiq succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Kochi. Mala native Abdul Rehman, who drove the car was later arrested under provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act and IPC as he was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.


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