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Jishnu case: Kerala to move SC challenging anticipatory bail of accused

  • Court granted bail to two lecturers on a bond of ₹50,000
  • High Court had earlier granted bail to prime accused and college chairman Krishnadas
  • The interim bail of vice-principal Shaktivel N, Kthe third accused, was made absolute 
Jishnu case Kerala govt to move SC seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail
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The Kerala government has decided to move Supreme Court seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to the accused. The government took the decision following legal advice. 

Kerala High Court had granted anticipatory bail to two of the accused in Jishnu Pranoy case. The court had granted anticipatory bail to prime accused Krishnadas and another accused Sanjith Viswanathan earlier. 

Also read: High Court grants bail to Nehru Group chairman in student assault case

Following this Jishnu's mother alleged that the High Court judge, who granted bail, had close links with Krishnadas. 

Read more: Judge had close links with accused: Jishnu’s mother writes to CJ

Lecturers Praveen and Dibin was granted bail on a bond of ₹50, 000 with two sureties of the same amount. The court also made absolute the interim bail of vice-principal Shaktivel N K, who is the third accused in the case. 

The court made clear that a person cannot be arrested or remanded merely on the basis of public sentiment. The prosecution had urged that Praveen and Dibin forced Jishnu to write an apology for copying in the examination.


It is alleged that the authorities tortured Jishnu and threatened to debar him and he committed suicide afterwards.  

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