16 Dec 2022 6:35 AM GMT
The Kerala High Court on Friday closed the anticipatory bail applications moved by four officials of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in relation to the ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of Dr Jaggu Kottilil, who is a doctor at the hospital.Justice K Babu directed the petitioners to cooperate with the investigation as it closed the proceedings in the...
The Kerala High Court on Friday closed the anticipatory bail applications moved by four officials of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre in relation to the ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of Dr Jaggu Kottilil, who is a doctor at the hospital.
Justice K Babu directed the petitioners to cooperate with the investigation as it closed the proceedings in the pre-arrest bail pleas after Telangana police submitted that they have no intention to arrest them.
"The Investigating Agency shall issue the prior notice to the petitioners as provided in the CrPC, granting sufficient time for appearance before the investigating officer, if required. Bail Applications stand closed," said the court.
A total of four staff members of Amrita hospital had moved the anticipatory bail plea after they were served with notices under Section 41(A) CrPC directing them to appear at the SIT office in Telangana.
On October 26, Pilot Rohith Reddy, MLA, Tandur Assembly, had lodged a first information report with the Telangana Police alleging that three persons met him and allegedly asked him to resign from the regional party and join the BJP and offered an "amount of Rs 100 crores besides contract works of the Central government".
Reddy further alleged that the accused persons threatened to foist criminal cases on him in case he did not agree to their proposal. Pursuant to his complaint, Moinabad Police Station registered an FIR under Sections 120B, 171B, 171E, and 506 of the IPC r/w Section 34 of the IPC and under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Amrita Hospital Connection
According to the petition filed before Kerala High Court, the accused in the MLA poaching case are said to have "conspired with one person Mr Tushar" who was allegedly introduced to one of the accused by Dr Jaggu Kottilil.
According to the petition, the four staff members of Amrita hospital have already appeared before the SIT and disclosed whatever information they have regarding Dr Jaggu. The petitioners had alleged that the investigating officer threatened them and told them that they would have to face dire consequences if they "failed to produce Dr Jaggu before him".
The Court had previously granted interim protection to the petitioners noting the fact that the petitioners have not been arrayed as accused in the case being probed by the SIT of Telangana Police.
Case Title: M. Sarath Mohan and others v. State of Kerala and others and Manilal K N v. State of Kerala