Paul M George, Supreme Court
Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court will hear the petition filed against the High Court verdict that acquitted the key accused Jayachandran in the Paul Muthoot murder. The petition was filed by Paul M George’s brother George Muthoot George.
Eight accused in the Paul Muthoot murder case were acquitted in 2019. The High Court nullified the sentence passed by the trial court and let first accused Jayachandran, third accused Sathar, fourth accused Sujith, fifth accused Akash Sasidharan, sixth accused Satheesh Kumar, seventh accused Rajeev Kumar, eighth accused Shino Paul and ninth accused Faisal walk free. The court only justified the verdict passed against the second accused, Kari Satheesh, who did not file an appeal against the trial court’s sentence.
George Muthoot George has approached the SC saying that Jayachandran was the leader of the gang of the hired goons, including Kari Satheesh. The petition also reads that it was upon Jayachandran’s directions that the gang followed the car in which Paul was travelling and murdered him.
It is hinted that the victim’s family will soon file a petition in Supreme Court over the acquittal of other accused in the case.