Three days after a Malayalam actor was abducted in a moving car in Kochi after which she filed a case of rape against her abductors, the prime accused in the case filed an anticipatory bail at the Kerala High Court on Monday.
Sunil Kumar alias Pulsar Suni and two other accused, Manikandan and Vigeesh, have been absconding since Friday night according to the police. An anticipatory bail has been filed for the three accused in the Kerala High Court.
In their bail plea, the accused argued that they were innocent and that they were not involved in the abduction of the actor. The accused claimed that they were being framed and that the police did not have any evidence against them to prove their involvement.
In their bail plea, Pulsar Suni and the others claim that they were named accused purely based on the statement of the second accused Martin, who is the actor’s driver.
"The petitioners are totally innocent and they have not done any offences as alleged. They have been implicated in the above crime on the basis of conjunctures and surmises," the bail plea said.
The petitioners have also assured the court that they will not influence the witness or tamper with evidence.
The High Court is set to consider the anticipatory bail plea on Tuesday. The police suspect that Pulsar Suni is hiding in Alappuzha. According to IANS, he managed to escape on Monday morning, when the police reached Alappuzha after tracing his mobile location.
Speaking to media persons, their lawyer, Bobby, said, "By 9am on Saturday, Suni, Manikandan and Vigeesh came to my office. He has approached us earlier for other cases. He told me he was innocent. He gave me some money and wrote the petition.”
Bobby added: “The next day, we came to know that it was a serious case. He had given me a cover. In the cover some passport identity cards and a mobile phone were there. We gave that to the Magistrate.”
Meanwhile, a special investigation team of the Kerala police has launched a probe to nab all the seven accused in the case. They have so far arrested three accused in the case, and have taken one other person into custody, as he’s suspected to have been in touch with the prime accused.
The police arrested Martin on Friday night, hours after the incident was reported. The accused have been charged under IPC Sections 342, 366 506 (1) 120 (b), 34, and Sections 66 (e) and 67 (a) of the IT Act.