The Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by the state government seeking to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Congress MLA Eldhose Kunnappilly facing charge of rape and attempt to murder.
The state government and the alleged victim in the case had filed separate petitions in the high court for cancellation of the conditional bail granted to Kunnappilly, arguing that his custodial interrogation was necessary to find out the truth in the case.
Besides rape and attempt to murder, the Congress MLA has also been charged with assault following a complaint from the alleged victim who stated he had abducted and manhandled her.
A sessions court in Ernakulam had granted anticipatory bail to Kunnappilly in the cases registered against him in October this year.
The case was filed against three accused, including the MLA’s personal assistant and a friend. The victim claimed that Kunnappilly offered her Rs 30 lakh to settle the case registered against him.