Kerala High Court Grants Murder Convict Admission to LL.B. Course

The Kerala High Court has given approval for a murder convict to complete the admission process for a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) course. The convict, Pattakka Suresh Babu, has been directed to complete the admission formalities online through KMCT Law College, Kuttipuram, by October 7. Babu is currently serving his sentence at the Open Prison and Correctional Home in Cheemeni, Kannur. He had previously completed a distant education program in MA (Sociology) from Indira Gandhi National Open University while in prison and secured admission to the law college after passing the law entrance exam.

To facilitate his admission process and allow him to pursue his LL.B., Babu requested bail from the High Court. The Court engaged with the Controller of Examinations and the college’s Principal to determine the feasibility of conducting the admission process and permitting Babu to pursue his studies online. Both authorities confirmed that the admission process could be conducted online, and arrangements would be made accordingly. The Court directed the jail and college authorities to facilitate this process.

Regarding the possibility of Babu pursuing the course online, the college’s Principal stated that she would consult with college authorities and present a proposal at the next hearing scheduled for October 25. This decision opens a path for the murder convict to further his education while serving his sentence.

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