The Kerala High Court on Friday acquitted former Kerala Minister MM Mani and two others in the Anchery Baby murder case.
The court approved the discharge petition of the three accused, including the former minister, in the murder case.
MM Mani, who is presently CPI-M MLA, OG Madanan and Pampupara Kuttan have submitted the discharge petition.
Anchery Baby, who was the Youth Congress Udumbanchola block secretary and INTUC constituency president, was allegedly killed on November 13, 1982.
After a controversial speech by Mani on May 25, 2012, mentioning this murder case, the court ordered re-investigation into the matter. Then the investigation team submitted its chargesheet naming Mani as the second accused.
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