Kochi: High Court notice to Civic Chandran in an appeal filed by Survivor. The notice is questioning the anticipatory bail in the sexual assault case. Kozhikode Principal Sessions Court had questioned Survivor including the remarks. The state government had also approached the High Court against the anticipatory bail of Civic Chandran. The High Court will hear Atijeevitha’s plea again next Monday.
The government had pointed out that the sessions court’s observations in the bail order were inappropriate. The observation is against the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. The accused needs to be taken into custody to reveal the truth. In the appeal, the government also pointed out that the delay in filing the complaint was due to the mental stress experienced by the complainant.
Sessions Court Judge S Krishnakumar’s earlier order granting anticipatory bail in the first complaint against Civic Chandran was also controversial. While the anti-women remarks in the bail order in the second case are being discussed, the same judge’s first order is also being criticized.