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Kerala News Highlights: Kollam kidnapping case: Serious charges filed against accused; remanded

Kerala News Highlights: Kollam kidnapping case: Serious charges under Juvenile Justice Act filed against accused

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First Published Dec 2, 2023, 8:11 AM IST

4:47 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: Serious charges under Juvenile Justice Act filed against accused; remanded

4:26 PM:  Kerala Varma Election: SFI wins Union Chairman post after recounting

SFI candidate Anirudhan won after the recount for the position of Sri Kerala Varma College Union Chairman on Saturday. Anirudhan secured the election with a slim majority of 3 votes, clinching the win in the final moments of the vote count.

4:22 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: Padmakumar reveals shocking statement in Oyoor abduction case

After 96 hours, the police arrested the accused in the case of abducting a six-year-old girl and demanding money. During the hours-long interrogation, the accused disclosed to the police conspiracy of incident.

Read more: ADGP reveals conspiracy behind abduction of 6-year-old girl from Oyoor

4:04 PM: Holiday declared for Thiruvananthapuram district on the occasion of Beemapally Urus

A local holiday has been declared in connection with the Urus at Beemapalli, a famous Islamic shrine in Thiruvananthapuram. Beemapally Urus will start from December 15th  to 25th December. Prior permission was granted to grant local holiday on the first day of festival. 

3:45 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: All the three accused remanded to 14 days

All three accused have been remanded for 14 days. 2 lawyers appeared for the accused. The accused has been charged with offenses such as kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm. Additionally, sections under the Juvenile Justice Act have been invoked against the accused.

3:19 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: Police confirms Padmakumar's wife as mastermind over Oyoor case

 The police said that Anithakumari, the wife of the main accused Padmakumar, was the mastermind behind the kidnapping of a baby girl in Kollam. It is also revealed that Anithakumari left the child in the ashram grounds. After confirming that the child was safe, the accused left the ashram grounds.

3:04 PM: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurates Sadbhavana Meet in Kochi

 The Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated the Sadbhavana Meet organised by the Indian Minorities Foundation (IMF) and Save Our Nation (SON) on Friday. Two organizations affiliated with the Sangh Parivar have provided an opportunity for church leaders to voice their concerns on various issues.

2:25 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: All accused reached for medical examination

2:22 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: Accused Anupama earns Rs 5 lakh from YouTube

The ADGP said that Anupama, who is one of the accused in the case of the abduction of a six-year-old girl from Kollam Oyoor, received an income of around five lakh rupees a month from YouTube videos. Anupama's income from this stopped last July. Following this, ADGP stated that Anupama was also involved in the crime. 

2:00 PM: Kollam kidnapping case: Six-year-old girl identifies the three accused

 The six-year-old girl has identified the three suspects, including Padmakumar, a native of Chatannoor, who was arrested in the case of the kidnapping a girl in Kollam. The identification was done by bringing the girl and her brother to the camp. The brother testified that there were only three people in the car when the sister was abducted.

1:34 PM: ADGP reveals shocking statement about the accused

ADGP Ajith Kumar told the media that all the accused have been arrested in the case of abduction of a six-year-old girl in Kollam. He also revealed that this is a very well-planned crime. They were looking for children to kidnap for a month and a half. He said that this is a well-planned crime committed by an entire family to escape from financial crisis. 

12:15 PM: Kozhikode Congress leader suspended for participating in Nava Kerala Sadas

Kozhikode Congress Block General Secretary is suspended for participating in the Nava Kerala Sadas on Saturday. M Mammunni was suspended by DCC President K Praveen Kumar.

11: 34 AM: Father arrested for attempting to kill his daughter in Thiruvananthapuram

The Vizhinjam police have arrested a father, Radhakrishnan (50), for allegedly pouring diesel into the room where his daughter was sleeping and setting it on fire following a family quarrel.  The incident occurred around 2 pm yesterday, and Radhakrishnan had reportedly been away from his wife and daughter for several days due to a family dispute

11:17 AM: Malayalam Nirmal Palazhi's father Balan passes away

Actor and mime actor Nirmal Palazhi's father, Balan, passed away. He was 79 years old. The funeral was held at 9 am.

11:11 AM: Kerala govt inaugurates radio frequency identification scheme for cattle

Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, J Chinchu Rani, has said that a radio frequency identification scheme has been developed that will provide comprehensive information on cattle in the state at the fingertips. The identification scheme enables accurate identification of the cattle's breeding history, health quality, feed, availability of milk, and information about the farmer. Such information will be useful to take a big leap in milk production.'

11:03 AM: ED claims CPM has 2 accounts in Karavannur Bank

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) was involved in the Karuvannur investment scam and received commissions. Additionally, the ED discovered that the CPM has accounts in the Karuvannur Bank. During their investigation, the ED identified two accounts under the name of the local committee. Substantial sums of money were reportedly transacted through these party accounts, and commissions from benami loans were allegedly deposited into these accounts. 

10:30 AM: 5 kg ambergris seized from 3 people who pretended to be sabarimala pilgrims

The Guruvayoor police arrested three people who were smuggling 5 kg of ambergris in a car pretending to be Sabarimala pilgrims. Arun Das, Bijin and Rahul, natives of Koyilandi, have been arrested.

10:19 AM: Kerala to receive rainfall for next 5 days; IMD issues cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal

The meteorological department has predicted that the extreme low pressure formed in the south-west Bay of Bengal will intensify into an extremely low pressure today. The Meteorological Department has warned that the extreme low pressure forming in the Bay of Bengal today is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm tomorrow. In this situation, rain is forecast to continue in Kerala for the next 5 days.

9:57 AM: Former DCC President AV Gopinath attends Nava Kerala Sadas at Palakkad

The Former District Congress Committee President AV Gopinath attended the morning meeting of the Nava Kerala Sadas at Palakkad. Gopinath came to the meeting along with CPM District Secretary EN Suresh Babu.

9:50 AM: Recounting starts Kerala Varma College Union Chairman

9:08 AM:  Kollam Kidnapping case:  Accused Padmakumar, family arrested in Kollam

Padmakumar, a native of Chatannoor, and his family were arrested in the case of the kidnapping of a six-year-old girl in Kollam. Padmakumar, his wife Anitha, and daughter Anupama were arrested. The police took all three of them into custody from Thenkasi yesterday. 

The accused will be moved from the AR camp to Pooyapally station. The investigations reveal that the kidnapping of the child was allegedly a plan devised by Padmakumar, who was facing significant financial difficulties along with his family. Padmakumar had reportedly taken a loan from a loan app, and payments were made through credit cards. Police information suggests that the motive behind the child's abduction was to obtain money to settle these loans and alleviate the financial crisis faced by Padmakumar and his family. 

Read more: Police arrested 3 people over Kollam Kidnapping case; more details out

8:26 AM: Railway allows temporary stoppage of 1 minute during Vaikathashtami festival

Kottayam: The Indian Railway has been allowed four trains to temporarily halt at Vaikom Road railway station on the occasion of the Vaikathashtami festival of Vaikam Mahadeva Temple. According to a notification issued by the Railways, the temporary stop will be for four days from December 3rd to 6th

8:19 AM: Kollam abduction case: Accused exchanging statements during questioning

Padmakumar, who was arrested in the case of the abduction of a six-year-old girl in Oyoor, is creating a dilemma for the police.  The police suspect that the accused provided false information. Investigations revealed that he has no familial connection to the child's family. Discrepancies between the statements given by the accused's wife and daughter to the police and Padmakumar's account have raised suspicions of fabricated stories

8:11 AM: Recounting for Kerala Varma College Union Chairman today

The re-counting for the post of Kerala Varma College Union Chairman will be held today. The High Court directed the order on the petition filed by KSU candidate S Sreekuttan. The re-counting will start at 9 am at the principal's chamber.

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