Haridasan murder: Case against Reshma is fabricated, claims lawyer

Kannur: The advocate of Reshma Prasanth (42), who was arrested for sheltering the accused in the murder of a CPM worker Haridasan at Pinarayi, alleged that the case against her is fabricated.

The lawyer claimed that Reshma is not the owner of the house in which accused Nijildas stayed. He added that Nijildas was not involved in any case when he was stayed at the house.

The Thalassery first class magistrate court remanded Nijildas (38) until May 6. He is the 14th accused in the case. Meanwhile, Reshma was granted bail by the court. She is the 15th accused in the case. On Saturday, she revealed that she knows Nijildas for the last one year. According to the remand report, Reshma was aware that Nijildas was an accused in the murder of CPM activist.

"She is living far away from the house in Pinarayi. Her husband is the owner of the house. She doesn't even have the key to the house. Police created a fabricated case alleging she was arrested from the house in Pinarayi," P Premarajan, her lawyer, said.

Reshma was arrested at midnight and this is a direct violation of human rights. She was denied basic rights as a woman. The injustice has been brought to the attention of the magistrate, he added.

He pointed out that the police failed to take into consideration the cyber attack faced by Reshma. He added that the New Mahe police are trying to politicise the case and drag innocent people into it.

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