//SME case — Plea for CBI probe dismissed

SME case — Plea for CBI probe dismissed

KOTTAYAM: The Ettumanoor First Class Magistrate Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of Renjith Varghese, the prime accused in the SME ragging case, for a CBI probe into the case and a polygraph test upon him and co-accused students as well as the victim. The decision of Magistrate V C Cherian was based on the conclusion that the charge sheet against all the accused has already been laid in the court and any interference which may hamper the trial is not warranted at this stage. Meanwhile, the district and sessions court granted bail to three students among the accused in the case. District Judge R Natarajan granted bail to Shafeeq Yusuf, Ashley Varghese and Dhivin Philip, the third, fourth and sixth accused in the case respectively.