Kochi: Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted bail
to M Mathew, Chief Inspector of boats, another accused in the
case relating to the Thekkady boat mishap in which 45 persons
perished on September 30.
Justice M Sasidharan Nambiar granted bail to Mathew, who
is the third accused on a bail bond of Rs 50,000, considering
the bail order granted to five other accused yesterday.
Justice KT Sankaran had refused to hear Mathew`s bail
The High Court had yesterday criticised the state
government and the Kerala State Tourism Development
Corporation (KTDC) for not ensuring the safety of the
The boat, `Jalakanayaka`, belonged to the KTDC.