By our legal Correspondent
Kochi, Nov 21 (IVC) Six accused persons including Thadiyantavide Nazeer , in the sensational conspiracy to hatch a plot to kill the former Chief Minister of Kerala E K Nayanar were discharged by CBI Special Judge , K Kamanees here on Nov 20.
Thadiyantvide Nazzeer and five others have been discharged by the Special CBI court in a case booked for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to murder the late former Kerala Chief Minister E K Nayanar and other political dignitaries of the State.
The Judge discharged the accused on Monday after finding that the prosecution could not establish a prima facie case against the accused that they hatched a criminal conspiracy among themselves to overawe the government by using criminal force.
The accused discharged included Abdul Hameed, Mashood, Ismail, Thajudeen and Anwar. Subair and Shibab, the two other accused in the case, were absconding. Nazeer is at present undergoing imprisonment in Bengaluru serial blasts case.
The prosecution case was that the accused conspired at a house at pallikkunnu in 1999 to murder Nayanar then the Chief Minister, in protest against the arrest of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nasir Maudany. The prosecution had also alleged that the accused conspired to indulge in criminal activities to overawe the State by criminal force for the release of Maudany, who was facing trial in the Coimbatore bomb blast cases from custody.
The prosecution had claimed that Ismail, the first accused , who was arrested while allegedly trying to tender counterfeit currency notes, had confessed to the criminal conspiracy. Ismail was later acquitted in the counterfeit currency case.