MC Kamaruddin | Photo: Mathrubhumi Archives
Kanhangad: MLA M C Kamaruddin who was arrested over the Fashion Gold deposit scam has to obtain bail in 34 cases for getting released from the Kannur central jail.
Out of the 34 cases, 20 cases are considered by Hosdurg First Class Judicial Magistrate (1) court, 13 cases by Kasaragod chief judicial magistrate court and one case by Thalassery First Class Judicial Magistrate court.
On Thurday, Kamaruddin obtained bail in 14 cases from Hosdurg court. The court carried out the hearing on 27 petitions related to the case. The court will pronounce the verdict over 13 petitions on January 30. A total of 91 cases were filed against Kamaruddin in this court. So far, he obtained bail in 71 cases.
Out of 30 cases, Kasaragod Chief Judicial Magistrate court has granted bail to Kamaruddin in 17 cases. He has forwarded his bail pleas in the 13 cases against him.
Various police stations in Kannur booked him in 23 cases. Kannur and Thalassery courts are considering one case each and the rest of the cases are handled by Payyannur first class magistrate court.
Among the cases registered in Kannur, Kamaruddin has to obtain bail in one case from Thalassery court.
According to the Special Investigation Team, 155 cases were registered against the MLA. Earlier, the High Court granted bail to him in 3 cases.
Kamaruddin obtained bail from the lower courts after producing a copy of the High Court order.
His lawyers collected the details of the cases against him after examining the copy of remand order and visiting the jail.
When the lawyers are engaged in filing bail pleas for Kamaruddin, the SIT keeps registering more cases against him and recording his arrest. This week, SIT registered two new cases against the MLA.
If Kamaruddin fails to get bail in all cases within two weeks, he will complete 90 days in the central jail. Sources close to SIT hinted that they will not file the chargesheet against him during this period.
While examining various cases, most of the cases complete 90 days on different dates.
While approaching the court for bail, Kamaruddin’s lawyers will argue that all cases are same and highlight his 90 days-long judicial custody.