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2 accused of Congress workers murder get bail

IANS  |  Kasaragod (Kerala) 

Two leaders of the ruling Communist Party of (CPI-M) from the district, arrested on Tuesday on charges of murdering two Youth workers, were granted bail by a court near here.

After their arrest by the Crime Branch, they were produced before the Hosdurg court which gave them conditional bail. They were asked to furnish a bond of Rs 25,000, two personal sureties and were directed to present themselves before the probe officials as and when required.

The charges against the two, Manikandan and Balakrishnan, are that of helping the main accused in the case escape.

Krupesh, 19, and Joshy, 24, Youth members, were attacked on February 17 by three men. While died at the district hospital, succumbed to injuries on way to a medical facility in Mangaluru city of

They were arrested after their detailed questioning by the Crime Branch team, a said.

With this, the total arrests in the case have gone up to 13. One person on the police radar had fled the country, officials said.

The and its Lok Sabha candidate have made the killings a major election issue and are expecting to pull off a surprise win in a seat that has been held by the CPI-M for long.

Reacting to arrests, state Congress said he was not happy with the probe and the should investigate the case thoroughly in order to unmask the real culprits.

State CPI-M has in the past dismissed the need for a (CBI) probe into the crime.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:48 IST