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Mano's bail petition dismissed

Written by: Staff

Chennai, Apr 19 (UNI) A sessions court today dismissed the bail petition filed by Congress Councilor Royapuram Mano, who was arrested in connection with assault on the supporters of rival faction headed by Chellakumar at Shastri Bhavan here on March 25.

Principal sessions Judge (PSJ) I Periakaruppaih dismissed his bail petition, holding that there was no prima facie case for releasing him on bail at this stage.

Mr Mano applied for anticipatory bail and while granting a day interim bail to him, the High Court had directed him to surrender before the Anna Salai Police Station after filing his nomination papers on April 17.

Accordingly he surrendered and the police produced him before the 13th Metropolitan Magistrate, who remanded him to Judicial ustody. Now the prosecution had filed a petition, seeking police custody against him.

Mr Mano moved the PSJ, seeking bail on the ground that there was a change in circumstances.

Dismissing the petition, the judge said City Public Prosecutor submitted that one of the victim Jayaraman, who sustained fracture in his leg was yet to be cured afterhe he got himself discharged from the hospital against the medical advise of the doctors.

The High Court had dismissed anticipatory bail on both the occasion on the ground that victims were still taking treatment. Now, ''we could presume that the victim was not yet cured when he was discharged from Royapettah hospital against the medical advise. In such circumstances, we cannot hold that there was a change of circumstances from the date of dismissal of anticipatory bail by the High Court till this day. Therefore there was no prima facie case for releasing the petitioner on bail at this stage'', the judge added.


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