Kerala high court refused to provide bail to the man; who injures two police officers for questioning him, why he is not wearing a mask

Kerala high court refused to provide bail to the man; who injures two police officers for questioning him, why he is not wearing a mask

On Wednesday Kerala HC denied providing bail to a man who badly injured two police officers who were questioning him for not wearing a mask

Justice K.Haripal while criticizing the actions of the applicant examined that he was not able to be released on bail considering the nature of his offense and the fact that one of the police officials suffered very serious injuries.

The incident happened on 1st June when the applicant Sulaiman was arrested by Station House Officer for being in a public place without wearing a mask thereby violating the covid protocol existing within the State

The prosecution claimed that upon being questioned that the applicant physically abused the SHO and attacked him with a stone. When the accompanying police officer tried to interfere, the applicant attacked him on the head as well.

The applicant was arrested after this assault and put under the charge of section 307 of IPC since the officers were badly injured.

ADV. N.K Shyju proposed on behalf of the applicant that he was entitled to the benefit of section 84 of the IPC act for the reason that he was under treatment for his bipolar disorder. He also submitted that when found in a public place without a mask, the police officers have abused him.

Public prosecutor Archana Mithran appeared before the state and forcefully objected to his release on bail, illustrating that he had caused serious injuries to the police officers on duty and brought up that he has criminal preceding. If he was released on bail, the prosecution was worried about the applicant being may threaten the peace and calmness of the area.

The court while withholding bail to the petition states that if he exhibits any symptoms of mental disability, the jail superintendent will provide the necessary medical support.

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