Actress abduction case: After EP Jayarajan, Antony Raju links survivor's plea to Thrikkakara bypoll


Antony Raju | Photo: Screengrab from Mathrubhumi News

Kochi: Transport minister Antony has come up with allegations against the surviourin the actress assault case over her plea red-flagging the alleged political intervention in toppling the ongoing probe.

The survivor, on other day, in her plea, had said that the Government of Kerala, which supported to the cause of the petitioner at the initial stage and allowed a fair investigation in the case by police officers of high integrity and took credit of the investigation politically, has backtracked from its constitutional and legal commitment of conducting a free, fair and complete investigation in the case.

Reacting to the remarks in the plea, which put the state government in bad light, Raju said that there are political forces behind the surviour’s plea, and the emergence of it at a time when Thrikkakara bypoll is in limelight is something that is suspicious. “Some people are using her a tool for political edge,” he said.

According to Raju, he don’t think the contestations of the surviour is based on factual foundations. He pointed out that it is childish argument listing issues inside the probe report in a case which chargesheet has been not yet submitted.

Earlier, LDF convenor EP Jayarajan refuted the remarks in the plea and said it should be examined whether there was any vested interest behind her plea. CPM veteran said anyone can approach the court with such a petition but it would not impact the prospects of the ruling front in upcoming Thrikkakara bypoll anyway.

However, Leader of opposition in the state assembly, V D Satheesan slammed Jayarajan over his statement saying that associating the survivor approaching the court with the UDF amounted to insulting her again.

It was not appropriate for the CPM leaders, who should have supported the survivor's struggle along with the people of the country, to humiliate her, he said alleging that the pseudo face of the Left party who claimed to be with the victim was exposed through his latest statement.

Raju’s remarks come at this juncture. The minister also mocked Satheesan’s remarks.

With inputs from PTI story

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