Did not cheat anyone in Walayar case; will ensure justice: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared that the government will ensure justice to the family of the Walayar sisters, who were sexually abused and allegedly killed. The CM pointed out that he will not cheat anyone with fake promises.
“The government has vowed to serve justice to the family of the victims. Government is always with them. When I met the family last year, I promised them that justice will be served. The government is taking all efforts to keep its promise,” said the Chief Minister while responding to allegations over cheating the family.
It was alleged that the Chief Minister cheated the parents of the girls and he invited them to Thiruvananthapuram when the National Child Rights Panel paid a visit to their house.
“The legal battle against acquitting the accused is more important. The government has taken initiative for it and filed an appeal in the High Court against the order of the sessions court which acquitted the accused. The petition moved by the mother of the girls is also under the consideration of HC. The High Court has ordered the arrest of the accused as requested by the government. Realizing the seriousness of the case, the HC has taken such a move,” added the CM.
As per the law, investigation on a case, in which the trial is completed, is not possible. But once the court orders for a retrial, reinvestigation will be possible. The government has filed an urgent memo in the court requesting to consider the case immediately. The HC will consider the case on November 9. Further action will be taken once the court procedures are completed, he added.
The government has appointed retired district judge PK Haneefa as commission to examine the lapses in the trial of the case. The report submitted by the commission was tabled in the Assembly. Strict action will be taken against the police officials who were named as accused by the commission. The mother of the girls repeated that she has trust in the government. Hence, the government will continue to intervene in the case, said Pinarayi Vijayan while addressing the press meet here on Monday.