Kozhikode: The Kozhikode District Court will declare the verdict on the bail plea of Jolly, main accused in the Ponnamamttom Roy murder in connection with the notorious Koodathai killings, on February 19.
The district court posted the verdict to February 19 after hours of trials. Advocate B. A. Aloor argued on behalf of the accused in the court.
As the investigation has been completed, Jolly, the main accused in the case, need not be imprisoned as an accused undergoing trail, said advocate Aloor and added that the police have not been able to conduct a proper investigation.
“Apart from Jolly’s confession, the police have not found any evidence and I believe the court understands this. I hope that there will be an unbiased and favourable verdict in the bail plea,” he argued.
The major question is, as the incident took place a very long time ago, there is no possibility of the case being proved in a factual or scientific way. In this situation, why is Jolly remaining in prison?
Special prosecutor N. K. Unnikrishnan said that in Roy’s case there was several evidences including post mortem report to prove that he died of cyanide poisoning. All these have been submitted before the court, added Unnikrishnan.
“Jolly cannot be granted bail in the present situation. The witnesses in the case are her relatives and close friends. Hence she can easily influence them and even lead to suicide. Such a situation would highly influence the case. It would also send a wrong message to the society,” Unnikrishnan argued in the court.
I hope that the court will announce a favourable verdict and would refuse to grant bail to Jolly on February 19,” Unnikrishnan added.