Supreme Court of India | Photo: Mathrubhumi
New Delhi: The Supreme Court turned down a petition filed by the accused in the Ranjith murder case, seeking the transfer of the trial to another court. However, the apex court said that the accused can approach the Kerala High Court for the same.
15 SDPI activists are booked in the murder of RSS activist and OBC Morcha state secretary Ranjith Sreenivas of Alappuzha. The deceased was also a lawyer in the Alappuzha bar council. Protesting against the murder, lawyers under the Alappuzha bar council informed that they would not appear for the accused.
Following this, the accused approached the Kerala High Court seeking to transfer the trial into the case to another district. After considering the plea, the HC transferred the case to Mavelikkara additional sessions court.
The accused, however, approached the top court with the argument that Mavelikkara court is also a part of Alappuzha and the case had to be shifted to another district. The new development comes at this juncture.