Kochi, Feb 01: Kerala High Court came down heavily on the State Government on the issue of 'eternal’ parole to PK Kunhanandan, an accused sentenced to life term in the TP Chandrashekharan murder case.
Kunhanandan was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for the death of RMP leader Chandrashekharan who suffered 51 stab wounds. While considering his bail petition, the court asked what illness he had to stay out of jail. And if he was as unwell as claimed, he could live with the support of other convicts in jail, the court observed.
The government claimed that Kunhanandan, a CPIM leader, was seriously ill and not in a position to move freely and was under treatment at Tiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital. To this the court observed that as per records, he has practically not stayed in jail and could, like other convicts, stay there and seek the help of other inmates.
It sought details of his illness and posted the case to February 8. Chandrashekharan's widow Rema had earlier objected to Kunhanandan being on parole perpetually.