Not a setback, says EP Jayarajan on court order over Youth Congress’ petition

EP Jayarajan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kannur: LDF convener EP Jayarajan has reacted to the court order asking police to register FIR against him for attacking Youth Congress activists inside a flight. He stated that he doesn’t think the court order is a setback for him.

“The court’s direction to police is a normal procedure. There is nothing to consider as a setback for me. Youth Congress workers file a complaint against anything. So, it is a normal procedure of the court. Some people misinterpret the court order as a setback for me,” said Jayarajan.

Jayarajan said that whenever someone moves a complaint before a magisterial court, it has to order the police to look into it and he will cooperate with the investigation.

That is what has happened in the instant case and that is how the court's order should be viewed, he said and added that it was the media which was calling the order as a setback.

Jayarajan said that soon there will be a case by CPI(M)'s youth wing DYFI in the court claiming that KPCC chief K Sudhakaran and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheesan were also behind the conspiracy to protest against the CM inside the aircraft.

The CPI(M) leader said he is not apprehensive regarding the court order as he has not committed any wrong.

"Why should we be afraid when we have not done any wrong? We always try to do the right thing. That is our endeavour always. So for us, it does not matter which court said what," the LDF convener said.

Meanwhile, he also alleged that Youth Congress plotted to attack Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He added that KPCC chief K Sudhakaran and Opposition Leader VD Satheesan are also part of the conspiracy.

He informed that DYFI will approach the court seeking FIR against the KPCC chief and Satheesan over the in-flight protest.

“I’m confident that I didn’t commit anything wrong. So I’m not afraid about the court order,” he added.

He also criticised IndiGo airlines for imposing a three-week travel ban on him over the unruly behaviour inside the flight.

The state government and the Chief Minister have taken the stand that no wrong was done by Jayarajan which warrants lodging of a case.

Vijayan had also said in the assembly that Jayarajan was in fact protecting the CM from an attack by the YC workers and therefore, there was no need for any legal action against the LDF convener.

The two YC workers -- Farzeen Majid and R K Naveen Kumar -- in their plea have sought registration of an FIR against Jayarajan, the CM's personal security officer Anil Kumar and his personal assistant Suneesh V M for allegedly assaulting them in the aircraft when they shouted slogans against Vijayan in connection with a gold smuggling case.

Following the incident last month, the two protesters and another YC member were booked for attempt to murder by the Kerala police.

(with inputs from PTI)

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