Civil Rights Activist Gro Vasu’s Case Transferred to September 12
During the trial against renowned civil rights activist Gro Vasu, a new development unfolded as the case was transferred to September 12, signaling a delay in proceedings. The trial revolves around Vasu’s alleged involvement in raising slogans and protesting inside the Medical College Mortuary building in connection with the shooting death of Maoists in West Phase.
The seventh witness, Lalu, a resident of Kuttikatur, claimed ignorance of the incident and stated that he hadn’t read the police statement regarding the matter. In response to this, the court concluded that the witness had willfully neglected his responsibility to cooperate with the prosecution, as per their request.
Following this, the prosecution successfully requested the court to call in the fourth witness for re-examination. Alongside this development, the fifth witness, Manish, as well as the 13th witness Women’s Cell ASI MV Jayashree and the 14th witness Civil Police Officer P. Sivadasan, were all examined yesterday. When questioned by the magistrate about the possibility of cross-examination, Gro Vasu replied that no cross-examination was required this time either. Notably, on the previous two occasions, Vasu had been brought to court under heavy police security due to disagreements and was eventually taken back to the district jail.
It is worth mentioning that the other accused individuals in this case were granted bail upon payment of a fine. Gro Vasu, however, faced a different fate. On July 29, he was arrested by the medical college police, who subsequently produced him in court due to a warrant that had been pending against him. Initially, the court granted him bail, but Vasu chose to be remanded instead of signing the necessary documents. Activists from the Janaka Samithi group alleged that the police deliberately sought to prolong the case and voiced concerns about Vasu’s health condition throughout the process.
Kunnamangalam (Kozhikode) ∙ A witness has deposed during the trial in the case against the civil rights activist Gro Vasu for raising slogans and protesting in the Medical College Mortuary building in connection with the shooting death of Maoists in the West Phase. The seventh witness, Lalu, a resident of Kuttikatur, informed the court that he was not aware of the incident and had not read the statement submitted by the police. The court then declared that the witness had abused in accordance with the prosecution’s request.
The court accepted the prosecution’s request to call the fourth witness and re-examine him. The case was transferred to 12 for further hearing. The fifth witness Manish, the 13th witness Women’s Cell ASI MV Jayashree and the 14th witness Civil Police Officer P. Sivadasan were examined yesterday. To the magistrate’s question whether there is cross-examination, Gro Vasu replied that there is not this time either. On the last 2 occasions, Gro Vasu was produced in the court under heavy police security and taken back to the district jail due to arguments.
Others accused in the case were granted bail after paying the fine. On July 29, the medical college police arrested Gro Vasu and produced him in the court because he had a pending warrant. The court granted bail on his own, but he was remanded after he was not ready to sign the documents. Janaka Samithi activists alleged that the police was deliberately trying to prolong the case and were worried about the health condition of the patient Gro Vasu.
English Summary : Gro Vasu’s case was transferred to September 12
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