The Aluva First Class Magistrate Court in Ernakulam sent Pulsar Suni and Vijeesh to police custody on Saturday.
Considering the petition filed by the special investigating team, the court has sent the two accused to police custody for a period of eight days, although the police had sought a 10-day custody.
After the police produced the duo before the magistrate on Friday, the court had remanded them to judicial custody. Following this, the police had asked for their custody, but the court said that it would consider the petition on Saturday. Suni and Vijeesh were lodged at the Kakkanad district jail. Speaking to media persons while he was being escorted back from the court, Suni said,
"Names of a lot of promiment people are being unnecessarily dragged into this case. I will come back and speak to you."
According to reports, the investigating team is in the processing of verifying the call records of the accused and is examining CCTV footage.
Meanwhile, speculation is rife that criminal lawyer BA Aloor- who represented accused Govindachamy in the infamous Soumya rape case- would appear for Pulsar Suni.
However, Aloor told The News Minute that he hasn't arrived at a decision yet.
"I have not met Suni yet, though several of my junior lawyers were able to. Anything can be done only after the 8-day police custody ends. Most probably, I will take up the case," advocate Aloor said.
Earlier in the day, reports had indicated that the survivor would speak to the media. However, on the instruction of the investigating team, the media interaction was called off.
ADGP Sandhya, who heads the investigation told media persons that the investigation would be affected if the survivor interacted with the media at this point.