Suryanelli rape: No decision taken on recording complaint against Kurien:Govt
Director General of Prosecutions T Asaf Ali submitted that even though police had received the complaint from the victim, a final decision had not been taken on whether or not to register the same.
The fresh complaint was lodged at Chingavanam Police Station in Kottayam stating that Kurien should be made an accused in the light of 'revelations' by another accused, Dharmarajan, that it was he who had taken the Congress leader to the Kumily rest house on February 19, 1996 when the girl was allegedly raped by several persons.
The victim had also wanted that Dharmarajan, Unnikrishnan and Jamal be also arraigned as accused in the new case. Police had accepted the complaint, but refused to register the same.
The government's submission was made when the court was hearing a petition by the Kerala Mahila Sangam, seeking a direction to the state and DGP to conduct an investigation against Kurien in the light of the victim's allegation against him.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and justice Vinod Chandran, before whom the petition by Kamala Sadanandan, General secretary of the Sangam, came up, directed the DGP to give the state's views on the maintainability of the petition.
The bench also sought the views of the petitioner
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