CM may order CBI inquiry or reprobe into Walayar rape cases
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government will examine whether a CBI inquiry or reinvestigation is required into the Walayar rape cases. Replying to the adjournment motion notice issued by the opposition, the CM said that the case will be approached on a humanitarian basis. The notice for the adjournment motion was moved by Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil.
However, the opposition staged a protest expressing their displeasure in the CM’s reply. Following the protest, the speaker adjourned the assembly for the day. The opposition alleged that the prosecution and the police helped the culprits walk out freely from the case.
Responding to the allegations raised by the opposition, Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government will file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused from the case. He rejected the allegations that the government had a role to play in the acquittal of the accused saying it as baseless. The CM said they will employ an efficient prosecutor. He also said that the government will examine if there were any lapses on the part of the police.
Shafi Parambil claimed that the police deliberately overlooked the evidences that were present in the case. He also alleged that CPM had turned Child Welfare Committee into an affiliated body of the CPM. It was the CWC chairman who represented the accused in the court.