The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today directed the CB-CID police to file its counter to a bail plea of the prime accused in the murder of a former close aide of former union minister M K Alagiri here in 2013.
Justice V M Velumani directed the CB-CID to file the counter on July 5 when the bail petition by 36-year old P Pandi, alias Attack Pandi (36), arrested in the case related to the January 31, 2013 murder of N. Suresh Babu alias Pottu Suresh, came up for hearing.
In his petition, Pandi submitted he had been falsely implicated in the case. He said he was suffering from asthma and is under regular treatment.
Pottu Suresh was waylaid and hacked to death by a six-member gang.
The petitioner said police were initially clueless about the assailants and the motive behind the murder and could crack the case only on February 2, 2013 when a gang surrendered before a court in Dindigul district.
His name was included in the case after the police reportedly obtained a confession statement from those who surrendered, he alleged.
Even as per the confession, the petitioner was not present at the place of occurrence, he said, and accused the police of having foisted a series of cases against him due to political motives.
( Source – PTI )