11 March 2009
Kochi: The Kerala High Court has withdrawn from the primary responsibilities of the Abhaya murder case. The case will be heard by the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court from Thursday onwards, said Justice K Balakrishnan Nair.
The Division Bench of the High Court will not oversee the development of the case every 3 months. The court took this decision while hearing the petition of Abhaya's father Thomas and Jomon Puthurpurakkal.
Earlier Justice K Basanth had withdrawn from the primary responsibilities of the case and following this justice Balakrishnan Nair took over the case.