HC postpones bail plea of TP case accused P K Kunjananthan for treatment


HC postponed considering the case.

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Friday postponed the bail plea of P K Kunjananthan who was convicted in the sensational RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan murder case. Kunjananthan approached the HC for bail for medical treatment citing serious health issues. He pleaded to the court to cancel his sentence temporarily and grant parole for treatment. He is serving a life sentence in the case.

The court asked why treatment could not be continued in jail. Does he really need to go out for treatment? Why can’t he continue the treatment with a bystander, asked the court. Following this, the court postponed hearing the plea.

The HC condemned granting parole to Kunjananthan after the state government informed the court about his health issues and treatment. However, the court opined that the responsibility of providing treatment to prisoners lies with the government.

Kunjananthan was awarded life sentence by the Kozhikode district special court. An appeal against the verdict was moved in the HC.

Earlier, K K Rama, wife of T P Chandrasekharan, had approached the HC against granting more number of parole to Kunjananthan.

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