Govt to move HC seeking cancellation of Civic Chandran’s bail in sexual assault case

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Civic Chandran | Photo: NM Pradeep/Mathrubhumi

Kochi: The Kerala government has decided to approach the High Court seeking cancellation of writer Civic Chandran’s bail in the sexual assault case. The government will move an appeal against the Kozhikode sessions court’s order and also seek the High Court’s attention to the controversial remarks in the judgement.

The government will ask the High Court to issue an order directing the sessions court to remove the controversial statement including the ‘provocative dress remark’.
It is learnt that the government intervened in the case after the sessions court’s remarks in the bail order triggered a controversy.

The government is likely to move the appeal on Friday.
On August 12, Kozhikode Sessions Court issued the controversial statement in its order granting bail to Civic Chandran in the sexual assault case.

The court had observed that the photograph of the complainant, produced by the accused along with the bail application, would explain that she "herself is exposing to dresses which are having some sexual provocative one" and it is impossible to believe that a man aged 74 and physically disabled can forcefully put the complainant on his lap and sexually press her breast."

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