Kerala hand chopping case accused gets bail

A Kerala court on Saturday granted conditional bail to Anas, the 47th accused in the case relating to the chopping of the right hand of Thodupuzha Newman college lecturer T J Joseph.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 23:47 PM IST

Kochi: A Kerala court on Saturday granted
conditional bail to Anas, the 47th accused in the case
relating to the chopping of the right hand of Thodupuzha
Newman college lecturer T J Joseph.

The Additional Sessions court, Ernakulam, V Shircy,
granted bail to Anas on a bond of rs one lakh and two solvent
sureties for the like amount.

He has been asked to appear before the investigating
officers every Saturday and Monday and surrender his passport
within five days of his release.

Anas was elected from the Vazhakulam panchayat during the
recent civic polls, defeating both the Congress led UDF and
CPI(m) led LDF canidates. He contested the polls as candidate
of Socialist Democratic Party (SDPI), a political arm of the
radical outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), whose activists
had allegedly attacked Joseph.

Joseph`s hand had been hacked in July this year for
preparing a question paper allegedly had some references to
Porphet Mohammed.

-PTI