Kochi: An attempt is on to sabotage the controversial Kallada Travels case. A move is on to hinder the identification parade and thereby weaken the case. The move to sabotage the case came to light as the accused were released on bail before the identification parade was held.
Seven persons were arrested in connection with the incident in which the bus employees and goons manhandled passengers in Suresh Kallada Travels bus. The police and the government had made it clear that stern action will be taken against the bus staff following intense protest by the public.
The move to sabotage the case was unveiled when the identification parade was to be held on Monday. The accused were granted bail as the prosecution did not reveal in the court that the identification parade is yet to be conducted.
Following this, the third accused in the case deposited the money for the bail bond and was released on bail. But when the court understood the state of the case, it rejected bail plea filed by other accused.
Meanwhile, the police said that it was mentioned in the report given to the prosecutor that the accused should not be granted bail. The police have approached the court to cancel the bail granted to the accused.