Kochi | Local CPI(M) leader Zakir Hussain, who has been named as an accused in a criminal case, surrendered before the investigating officer here today, police said.
Hussain appeared before the investigating officer Shihabudeen this morning, days after the Kerala High Court had rejected his anticipatory bail application and directed him to surrender.
Hussain will be produced before the magistrate court after his statement is recorded and completion of all necessary formalities, they said.
Considering his anticipatory bail plea, Justice P Ubaid had on Monday asked Hussain, who has been booked on the charge of threatening a man over a business deal, to surrender before the investigating officer within a week.
The Judge had directed the police to produce Hussain before the magistrate court after interrogation and said the magistrate should consider his bail application in accordance with law.
Hussain had moved the High Court after a sessions court dismissed his anticipatory bail application.
A case under non-bailable section has been registered by police on a complaint sent to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by victim Jube Poulose of Ernakulam here.
In his complaint, Poulose had alleged that he was forcibly taken to a place by a gang, where Hussain threatened him with dire consequences over the business deal.
CPI(M) has removed Hussain from the post of party’s Kalamassery Area Secretary.
However, he has been retained as member of the party’s district committee.