MANGALORE: Just three days before the homestay attack completes a year, 17 more accused, who were in judicial custody in connection with the case, were granted bail on Thursday.
The second additional district and sessions court granted the bail. Police had arrested 38 out of 44 accused including TV channel reporters Naveen Soorinje and Sharan in connection with the attack that took place at Morning Mist Home Stay at Padil on July 28.
The court had granted bail to 11 accused and they were released on July 17. In all, 35 out of 38 including Naveen and Sharan were released on bail at various occasions. It may be recalled that the state government had decided to withdraw charge sheet filed against Naveen in the case.
While six of the accused are yet to be nabbed, three accused including the main accused Subhash Padil, Ganesh alias Kati Munna and Manu alias Manoj are still in jail. Manoj (23), a resident of Kandavarapadavu near Gurupur-Kaikamba, was arrested on July 21.