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Kerala govt opposes PIL against Kurien in Suryanelli rape case

Kerala Government today submitted in the high court that a PIL seeking further investigation against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien in the Suryanelli gangrape case was not maintainable and pointed that the prime accused had retracted his statement which sought to implicate the Congress leader.

The Congress-led UDF government of the state filed an affidavit stating that Dharmarajan, the lone convict in the case, had last month retracted his statement before the Thodupuzha Sessions court and the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Mahila Sangam state committee, the women’s wing of CPI, was not maintainable and liable to be dismissed.

The petition had been filed without the knowledge and consent of the victim, it was stated.

In a new twist to the case, Dharmarajan had withdrawn his claim that he had taken Kurien in his car to a guest house in Kumily where the victim was lodged and said he was not familiar with him.
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