Court grants bail to 106 accused
The Kerala High court on Friday granted bail to 106 more accused in the 'Marad carnage', which had claimed nine lives in 2003.
While granting bail, Justice R Basant imposed stringent conditions. Earlier, the high court had granted bail to about 30 accused in the case.
Among the conditions imposed are that the accused should furnish a bond of rs two lakh each and three solvent sureties for the like sum. The court also said one of the sureties should be blood relative of the accused. The place of residence should be specified by the accused before they are released on bail and they should reside within 3 km of the special court.
The accused have been directed not to travel to any other place.
The court permitted the accused to reside together, but held that they should not communicate with any other person other than close relatives and counsel.