Paul Muthoot Murder: Supreme Court notice on brother’s petition against acquittal of six accused
Supreme Court notice on the petition challenging the High Court verdict acquitting the six accused in the Paul Muthoot murder case. The Supreme Court sent the notice on a petition filed by Paul M. George’s brother, George Muthoot George. The notice was sent by a bench consisting of Justices Suryakant, J.K.Maheshwari and others.
The Supreme Court sent notices against the acquittal of the third accused Sathar, fourth accused Sujith, fifth accused Akash Sasidharan, sixth accused Satish Kumar, seventh accused Rajeev Kumar and eighth accused Shine Paul in the case. Earlier, the Supreme Court said that it can hear the detailed arguments in the petition filed challenging the High Court verdict acquitting the first accused in the case, Jayachandran was specified. The bench headed by Justice Suryakant clarified that all the petitions can be considered together. Advocates Kuriakose Varghese and Shyam Mohan appeared for the petitioner.
In 2019, the High Court acquitted eight accused in the Paul Muthoot murder case. The High Court acquitted the first accused Jayachandran, third accused Sattar, fourth accused Sujith, fifth accused Akash Sasidharan, sixth accused Satish Kumar, seventh accused Rajeev Kumar, eighth accused Shino Paul and ninth accused Faisal. The High Court only upheld the sentence of Kari Sateesh, the second accused in the case, who did not file an appeal against the sentence of the trial court.
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