Case against Congress MP for anti-judiciary remark

Kerala police on Tuesday registered a case against Congress MP K Sudhakaran for his controversial statement that he was witness to a Supreme Court judge being bribed years back.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 16:10 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police on Tuesday
registered a case against Congress MP K Sudhakaran for his
controversial statement that he was witness to a Supreme
Court judge being bribed years back.
The Museum Police took the case against the Lok Sabha member
on the basis of a complaint by a local lawyers forum which
alleged Sudhakaran`s speech at a public meeting few days back
amounted to insulting the judiciary.

According to police, the case had been charged under IPC
sections 120 and 200, concealing design to commit offences
and using false declaration as true respectively.

Sudhakaran`s speech, made at Kottarakkara in Kollam district
last Saturday, has sparked a raging row in political and legal
circles.

The Congress party has distanced itself from Sudhakaran`s
adverse remarks against judiciary holding that the party was
against any attempt that would dent Judiciary`s credibility.
A former state minister, who now represents Kannur in
the Lok Sabha, Sudhakaran made the charge without naming the
judge at the meeting organised by the supporters of Kerala
Congress-B leader R Balakrishna Pillai, who was recently
sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Supreme Court in a
corruption case.

PTI