Kerala not to relook into Suryanelli rape case

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Home Minister Thiruvanchoor on Wednesday unequivocally clarified in the Assembly that the case against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien in connection with the Surynelli serial-rape case will not be reinvestigated even as the Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes over the issue for the eighth day.

They said the government would not like to re-open the case in the backdrop of the legal advice that there is  no scope to reconsider the case since Kurien had been exonerated by the Supreme Court and there is no fresh evidence against the senior Congress leader.

Following the Government’s clarification, Speaker G Karthikeyan did not grant the Opposition plea for a discussion on the issue.

CPM member Sivaramakrishnan who moved a resolution demanding discussion on the issue said that the “so-called expert views’’ was a ploy by the government to deny the reinvestigation demanded by the victim and Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan.

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