Sister Abhaya case: Delay tactics by accused irks CJM
Kochi: A local court trying the Sister
Abhaya case on Tuesday criticised the accused for attempting to
delay proceedings by seeking copies of certain documents.
Sister Abhaya was found dead in the well of the St
Pius Convent in Kottayam in 1992.
The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate K A Baby,
orally made the observation while dismissing a petition filed
by the accused-- Father Thomas Kottoor, Father Jose
Puthrikayil and Sister Sephy-- seeking copies of certain
documents, including those of case diary filed by the police
and crime branch, which first investigated the case.
The court held that the documents sought by the
accused were not of any importance.
Further hearing in the case has been posted to October
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