Kannur: A Sessions Court in Kannur on Friday ordered DNA test on Bitti Mohanty to obtain scientific proof for establishing his identity following his arrest in March this year after being on the run for several years. Bitti remained absconding by jumping bail following his conviction for raping of a German woman at Alwar in Jaipur.
Additional Sessions Judge KV Jayakumar issued the order on Friday on Kerala Police's plea seeking permission of the test to obtain scientific proof for establishing Bitti's identity, who had been impersonating here as Raghav Rajan.
Earlier, a magistrate court at Payannur in the district had rejected the police plea for DNA test. Bitti, son of former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty, had been living in Kannur for last two years as Raghav Rajan and had obtained a bank job before he was arrested on March 9 by the Kerala Police.
Bitti was charged with impersonation, cheating and forgery. After his arrest, a police team was sent to Odisha to question Bitti's father and he had subsequently identified his son through photographs shown to him. After jumping bail, Bitti had spent few months in Puttaparthi, where he had enrolled as student in a private institution in Kannur allegedly using forged documents, before obtaining a bank job....more
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Kollam: Setting the stage for their return to Italy for Christmas, a local court on Friday released the passports of the two Italian marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, after they made an unconditional undertaking that they would return to the state by January 10. The marines appeared before the Additional District and Sessions court in Kollam and executed the bond and other guarantee set by the Kerala High Court...
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Thiruvananthapuram: Asserting that the probe in the fishermen killing case was progressing well, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday told the assembly that no leniency would be shown to accused Italian marines as government's priority was to ensure justice to the victims' families. Accusing the Congress-led UDF government of failing to ensure safety of the fishing community, LDF opposition walked out of the House. They also alleged that the...
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Kochi: Italy told the Kerala High Court on Thursday that the state police had no jurisdiction to investigate its two naval marines charged with killing of two Indian fishermen but it made a conditional offer to cooperate in the probe into ballistic examination of the weapons used. A Kollam court, meanwhile, extended the police custody of the two marines till March 1. The naval guards have been in police custody...
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