Kochi: The High Court of Kerala rejected the application for regular bail filed by four youth accused in the murder of Youth Congress worker Shuhaib a year ago.
“The theory of annihilation of political opponents has no space in a society of civilised human beings”, observed Justice Sunil Thomas yesterday while dismissing the bail application.
The Court observed that if the accused were released on bail, there would be every possibility of the witnesses being intimidated or threatened and the repetition of crimes.
Shuhaib, aged 29 years, was hacked to death on February 12, 2018.
Swords and country bombs were used to attack him. The post-mortem report indicated that he had sustained 29 deep cut injuries with sharp edges. All the injuries were spread on the various parts of the body. Multiple injuries were inflicted on his leg. All the major blood veins on the leg were cut.