Pollachi case: Custody extended for the 8 accused

All the eight accused in Pollachi sexual assault case were given an extension to their remand custody.

Thirunavukarasu (25), Sabarirajan (25), Satish (28), Vasanthakumar (27) and Manivannan (28) were arrested in February 2019 and put behind the bars in the Salem jail for harassing a student in Pollachi, Coimbatore district.

Pollachi AIADMK student body secretary Arulanandam (34), Haran Paul (29) and Babu (27) were arrested on December 6 on the basis of confessions given by three more victims.

They are being held at the Gobichettipalayam Sub-jail. In this case, the trio was produced in the Coimbatore Women’s Court yesterday. The other five prisoners at the Salem jail were produced via video conferencing. Justice Nandini Devi then extended the custody of the eight till March 31.

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