‘Copy of SIT report will be given to Achuthanandan`
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 20:42
  
Kochi: Kerala High court on Tuesday said the copy of the investigation report filed by the Special Investigation Team, set up to probe fresh allegations against Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty in a sex scandal, will be given to Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan on application.

A Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice V Chidambaresh deferred the case to March 27 for further consideration.

When the matter was taken up, Senior Supreme court counsel Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Achuthanandan, sought a copy of the investigation report.The court said if application was made under High Court rules,a copy of the report can be given.

Advocate General K P Dandapani also sought for more time for hearing the matter.

The SIT had submitted the report to the court in a sealed cover this January.

The previous LDF government led by Achuthanandan had ordered the SIT probe following fresh allegations made by K A Rauf, an estranged relative of Kunahlikutty, who alleged that the minister had allegedly destroyed evidence and used money to influence witnesses and fabricate evidence in the 'ice cream parlour sex' case in 2006.

Two former judges-- Justice K Narayana Kurup, Justice K Thankappan, former Advocate General M K Damodaran, former state Attorney P C Iype were among those questioned by SIT.

The case, which surfaced during the late 1990s, relates to allegations that an Ice cream parlour in Kozhikode city was being used to lure young women into prostitution.

Kunhalikutty, who was a minister in the previous UDF government, had to quit in 2004 following the allegations. He, however, did not figure as accused.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 20:42


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