TN BJP leader's murder case: Here's why Madras HC ordered the release of two jailed men in the case!

After nearly a decade of serving incarceration, the two jailed men in the murder case of a Tamil Nadu BJP leader have walked free from the prison based on the order from the Madurai bench of Madras High Court after finding that both the men were falsely accused and convicted in the case. 

According to reports, the Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Friday directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs 18 lakh compensation to these two men for falsely implicated in the case. In 2013, Tamil Nadu BJP leader Murugesan was murdered in Paramakudi in the Ramanathapuram district. In connection to the murder case, Raja Mohammad and Manokaran were arrested and lodged in prison. 

Both the men have approached the court to seek a directive to revoke their prison sentence. The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court was hearing the case and after the arguments, the court on Friday issued its verdict that it has found both men, Raja Mohammad and Manokaran, were wrongfully convicted in the case and was serving prison sentence for years. 

The court further ordered the state government to pay compensation of Rs 18 lakh to both men. In their order, the judges said that of these 18 lakh, ten lakh should be paid to Raja Mohammad and eight lakh should be awarded to Manokaran. By observing that they were falsely arrested and lodged in prison, the judges further ordered the government to recover the said amount of compensation from Police Inspector Rathinakumar, whose wrongful investigation has led these two men to serve years-long incarceration.