Judge had close links with accused: Jishnu’s mother writes to CJ
- The close relation between the judge and the Nehru Group of Institutions puts the judiciary under the shade of suspicion: Mahija wrote to CJ.
Mother of Jishnu Pranoy, the B.Tech student whose death in January triggered an outrage in Kerala, have written to High Court Chief Justice leveling serious allegations against the judge who considered the anticipatory bail plea of P Krishnadas, the key accused in the case.
K P Mahija, mother of Vishnu, the deceased B.Tech student of Nehru College of Engineering, alleged that the photographs being circulated on social media platforms show that the judge who granted bail to Krishnadas, the chairman of the college, had close links with the college management. Photographs of Justice Abraham Mathew participating in a camp conducted as part of a study tour to Nelliyampathi, a hillstation in Palakkad, were leaked on social media the other day. The social media posts showed the judge posing for photograph along with Sebastian, principal of Nehru Academy of Law, the law advisor of the college and students.
Mahija pointed out that Justice Abraham Mathew granted anticipatory bail to Krishnadas a few weeks back. When Krishnadas was arrested in another case two days back, the judge had severely criticised the police and warned against ‘trying to fool the court.’ The judge orally observed that the arrest was made with an intention to surpass the anticipatory bail granted in the case related to the death of Jishnu Pranoy. The judge further said that the police officer who arrested Krishnadas to circumvent the bail granted could not be allowed to remain in service.
The close relation between the judge and the Nehru Group of Institutions puts the judiciary under the shade of suspicion, Mahija said in her letter to the Chief Justice.