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City police exploring grounds for appeal against Mahendra Kumar’s acquittal

Mangaluru: Mangaluru City police are expecting the formal judgment copy from the second one JMFC courtroom that on February 6 absolved then firebrand Hindutva chief grew to become social activist Mahendra Kumar of wrongdoing in the infamous church attack case of September 2011. Mahesh B T, 2d JMFC courtroom pass judgement on, acquitting Kumar of the costs, supposed that Kumar had come blank in all 13-odd cases filed towards him in six courts in the state.

City police chief T R Suresh instructed NewsTread that in keeping with the opinion of the prosecution, the town police may just discover avenues of interesting towards the decision of the JMFC courtroom in a better courtroom. Since this used to be the remaining of the cases towards Kumar, and the decision has come in the remaining week, we're neatly inside of our rights to discover avenues to appeal the decision prior to the district courtroom, which oversees functioning of the subordinate JMFC courtroom, he said.

“We have implemented for the judgment copy during the prosecution,” Suresh said, adding the judgments of earlier acquittals of Kumar together with the newest one will likely be gone via threadbare and grounds for appeal explored. “If the prosecution provides its opinion favouring the appeal, we will be able to pass ahead,” he said, adding the tip aim is to ensure that justice is served and any lacunae on a part of the dep. and prosecution rectified.

An unperturbed Kumar instructed NewsTread that the time-frame for appeal in lots of the acquittals is over. “Even in the newest February 6 acquittal, probabilities of it getting overturned in a better courtroom is unusual in that the subordinate courtroom would have examined the entire evidence and info prior to it in great detail prior to pronouncing its judgment,” he said. The upper courtroom has to examine the same info and evidence on hand in case of an appeal, he identified.

Basing his optimism of facing contemporary prison setbacks on account of cases, he said, “I was not directly interested by any of the attacks and the explanation why the then BJP government foisted the cases is understood to all.” “Besides, it used to be VHP chief M B Puranik who did lots of the speaking at a press meet after the attacks, and I've been targeted for the few extraordinary traces that I uttered on the same press meet, and nothing new will come out even in case of an appeal,” he added.

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