'I will tell my needs, demands to those concerned': Greeshma after being released from prison

Greeshma after being released from jail. Photo: Manorama

Alappuzha: Greeshma, the prime accused in the Parassala Sharon murder case, was released from jail after the High Court granted her conditional bail on Tuesday. She was released after her lawyers reached the Mavelikkara court with the order yesterday night.

Greeshma had been transferred to the Mavelikkara Special Sub-Jail from the Attakulangara Jail in Thiruvananthapuram on September 15.

Talking to media outside the jail, Greeshma said the next course of action would be decided accordingly. When asked about her request to transfer the case to Tamil Nadu, she said she would tell her needs and demands to those concerned and that she had nothing to say to the media.

When asked if she was sticking to her demand, she asked if it was not a matter before the court. Her lawyer too said to let matters before the court be decided by the court.

The incident

On October 31, 2022, Greeshma was arrested for murdering her ex-boyfriend Sharon Raj, a native of Parassala. Sharon's reluctance to back off from the relationship despite Greeshma's marriage being fixed with an army man drove her to call him to her house and give him medicine that had poison in it.

Police also arrested Greeshma's mother Sindhu and uncle Nirmal Kumar for being aides in the crime and destroying evidence. Both of them were granted bail earlier.

Greeshma called Sharon to her house on October 14, 2022, around 10.30 am. There she gave him a medicine that had pesticide mixed in it. Sharon, who was in critical condition, died on October 25, 2022, while undergoing treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

Conditions for bail

A bond of Rs 1 lakh and two sureties for the same amount are required to be released on bail. The accused must be present on all days when the case is heard in the trial court. Greeshma's current address and phone number should be handed over to the investigating officer. The court has also directed that the accused should not interfere in the trial or influence the witnesses.

Sharon's family to approach SC against Greeshma's bail

Meanwhile, Sharon's father Jayaraj told Manorama Online that he would approach the Supreme Court against Greeshma's bail after meeting the chief minister. 

"I have sought permission to meet the chief minister. Our next course of action is to approach the Supreme Court with the help of the government," he said.

Jayaraj also said the government lawyer assigned to them was complacent in the case. "The lawyer did not properly communicate what we had to tell the court," he added.

He also said the legal battle will continue till his son gets justice.

The High Court granted Greeshma bail on the grounds that she cooperated with the investigation. It also took into consideration that Sharon's last statement did not mention the accused. 

The court further observed that the accused has no criminal background and that she is only 22 years old. It further said there is no reason to worry that the accused will interfere in the trial. Greeshma being in custody since October 31, 2022, was also taken into account while granting bail.

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