Kerala HC declines to stay order invoking UAPA against CPI(M) leader P Jayarajan

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Kochi (Kerala) [India], January 5 (ANI): A division bench of Kerala High Court on Tuesday declined to stay a single bench's order upholding the Centre's decision to invoke provisions of UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) against senior CPI(M) leader P Jayarajan and five other accused in the murder of RSS functionary Kathiroor Manoj.

Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar dismissed the appeal filed by the accused against the single bench's order of 2017.

There are 25 accused in the case and P Jayarajan is the 25th one.

The 42-year old Manoj, an RSS district functionary, was hacked to death in Kathiroor in Kannur district on September 1, 2014, allegedly by a group of CPIM workers. (ANI)