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Oomen Chandy poll rival remanded to custody

April 01, 2006 22:47 IST

Students Federation of India state president Sindhu Joy, the Left Democratic Front candidate against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Puduppally in the coming Assembly election, was Saturday remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a city court.

The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court remanded her after she surrendered before the court, in cases relating to recent student agitations.

The police had registered 14 cases against her on various charges, including destruction of public property and attempt to murder, and had issued warrants in five cases.

Though Sindhu had moved an anticipatory bail application Friday, it was rejected by the sessions court. Her plea for bail before the magistrate court Saturday was also rejected.

Talking to reporters, she alleged that the police had not served her summons and and they declared her as "absconding".

Election Commission sources, however, said she could contest the election as the charges against her were not proved and she was only an accused in the cases.

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