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HC warns govt counsel for backing Kunhanandan seeking penalty freeze and attending party meets
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HC warns govt counsel for backing Kunhanandan seeking penalty freeze and attending party meets

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Kerala High Court on Friday warned State Government counsel when he attempted to support PK Kunhanandan, accused in the TP Chadrasekharan murder case and currently under parole.
The attempt to justify Kunhanandan's participation in CPM programmes drew the court's wrath, and counsel was told the court was not the place for expressing political stand.

The observations were made during the hearing of Kunhanandan’s plea to freeze his punishment for a while as he badly needed treatment.
Earlier, the pubilc prosecutor in the TP murder case alleged that Kunhanandan was openly participating in CPM functions after being on parole in the name of treatment. At this point, government counsel interfered to say there was nothing wrong in Kunhanandan participating in CPM functions as it was a political party recognised by the Election Commission. It was then the court intervened to give a strong warning.
Earlier, Kunhanandan asked the court’s permission for freezing his punishment for a treatment outside the jail as he was suffering from many diseases such as high blood pressure, joint pain and diabetes.

The High Court then observed that these were the common diseases. To this, Kunhanandan said that as he was a convict he did not get treatment in medical college.

The court enquired the time he needed for the completion of the treatment and whether he needed family support. The public prosecutor argued that the hidden plan of Kunhanandan behind arranging the parole under the pretext of illness was nothing but to participate in the political activities.

The hearing was deferred to February 13.