Hand-chopping case: NIA files appeal
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed appeals in the Kerala High Court against the acquittal of six persons in the case relating to chopping of a hand of a college professor in Kerala in 2010, besides enhancing punishment of other 10 convicts.
A separate appeal has been filed against acquittal of accused Abdul Latheef, Anwar Sadique and MM Riyas for offences under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
They have been convicted and sentenced to two years under Section 212 of IPC for harbouring the offenders in this case.
A special NIA court had sentenced 10 people to eight year rigorous imprisonment on May 8. However, NIA filed the appeal for enhancement of quantum of sentence awarded on various counts to the 10 convicts – Jamal, Shobin, Shamsuddin, Shanavas, Pareeth K, Younus Aliyar, Jaffar, KK Ali, Shejeer and Kasim.