Assamese construction worker Amiyur Ul Islam, who was arrested in connection with the sensational Jisha murder case in Kerala, has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.  

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The accused, who was picked up from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), was brought to Aluva in Ernakulam on Thursday afternoon, and his arrest was recorded after that. Top police officials including the ADGP B Sandhya, who is heading the SIT, grilled the suspect on Thursday. State Police Chief Loknath Behra, who was in Mumbai, flew down to Kochi and interrogated the Assam native on Friday. 

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Amiyur Ul Islam, who is suspected to have committed the brutal rape and murder of Jisha, a Dalit law student of Perumbavoor on 28 April, was brought before the Judicial First Class Magistrate at Perumbavoor around 4.45 pm amid tight security. The suspect, wearing a helmet, was taken in a police bus, accompanied by dozens of police personnel. A big crowd had gathered outside the court premises raising apprehensions over the safety of the accused. 


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Though there were reports that the SIT or the State Police Chief would conduct a press conference to announce the arrest of the victim, the police team is yet to break silence on the matter. 


Though Behra and Sandhya talked briefly to the media, they did not divulge details on the accused. The state police chief assured that he will personally monitor the prosecution proceedings so as to ensure that the case will he carried forward in a fool proof manner. The case will be proved in a scientific manner, he added. 

Meanwhile, Jisha's father Pappu, who met media persons at Ernakulam on Friday, was not ready to swallow the police version as reported by the media. If the Assamese worker is the killer, who made him do that, he asked. All parties tried to make political dividends out of the murder, he alleged.