Thekkady boat tragedy: Five accused move court for bail

Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 20:45

Kochi: The five persons, including driver of
the ill-fated boat, arrested in connection with the tragedy in
Kerala`s Thekkady lake last month in which 45 people were
killed, on Monday moved the High Court for bail.

The petitioners, in their bail applications, submitted
that they had not committed any offence as alleged by police.

Justice K T shankar, before whom the bail applications
came up for hearing, posted the orders for tomorrow after
hearing the five -- boat driver Victor Samuel, sub crew Lasker
Anish, gatekeeper P Prakash, Director of Vignesh Marine
services, Chennai, N A Giri and chief surveyor of Indian
Registrar of ships K K Sajeev.

The tourist boat owned by Kerala Tourism Development
Corporation (KTDC) capsized on September 30 while ferrying
over 70 tourists in the Thekkady lake.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 20:45

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