The petitioner was not duly authorised by Ramkumar through a 'Vakkalath.'

news Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 16:48

 A public prosecutor on Thursday told a court in Chennai that a bail petition seeking the release of engineering graduate Ramkumar, prime accused in the murder of a woman IT employee, has been filed by an advocate without the knowledge of the accused.

City public prosecutor M L Jegan submitted in the Principal Sessions court that Krishnamoorthy, who filed the plea, was not duly authorised by Ramkumar through a 'Vakkalath.'

He made the submission when Krishnamoorty appeared on behalf of Ramkumar, accused in the murder of IT employee Swathi, as the bail plea came up for hearing.

The public prosecutor also brought to the notice of the court claims made by the advocate in the media.

One of the claims was that Ramkumar's cut injuries was not inflicted by the accused but by someone else who had come with police to arrest him.

Judge Jeyachandran directed the advocate to file a reply to the objections raised by the public prosecutor.

Ramkumar allegedly murdered the 24-year-old Swathi in broad daylight on June 24 at Nungambakkam railway station in the city.

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