Kerala High Court has granted anticipatory bail to P Krishnadas, the chairman of Nehru group of institutions, in the case relating to the death of Jishnu Pranoy.
Jishnu had killed himself on January 6, over alleged torture by college authorities.
Though public prosecutor CP Udayabhanu argued that Krishnadas has a direct link to Jishnu’s death, HC said that there is no evidence for abetment to suicide charges against him.
HC granted bail on the condition that he will not hold any position in the college.
The public prosecutor tried his best to avoid granting of bail, Jishnu’s family told media. Earlier Jishnu’s mother had told media that if Krishnadas was not arrested soon, the family would hold a hunger strike outside the state secretariat.
To avoid arrest, Krishnadas had earlier taken an interim bail from HC. Later, on February 21, HC extended the interim bail.
Krishnadas has argued in the court that he was not present in college when Jishnu was caught for allegedly cheating in an examination by the authorities, who allegedly tortured him mentally and physically.
On Wednesday, five of the accused in the case, including Vice-Principal V Sakthivel, PRO Samjith, and teachers Praveen, Govindankutty and Irshad were dismissed from the college following student protests.