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Court seeks case diary in Kerala sex scandal case

Last Updated: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 14:13

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday asked the state police to submit the case diary in the investigation into the two-decade-old Kozhikode sex scandal case involving state minister PK Kunhalikutty.

The court served notices to the state government and the director general of police. It ordered the police to produce the case diary on Sep 22.

Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan had Friday filed a petition in the high court, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in the case.

Achuthanandan`s petition contended that only the CBI can come out with the truth based on several new revelations made by Kunhalikutty`s relative KA Rauf on how the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader managed to escape the law by allegedly influencing the judiciary.

The case of sexual abuse of a minor girl, which involves Kunhalikutty, now the state industry minister, was closed by the court in 2006.

In January, Achuthanandan, the then chief minister, ordered a fresh inquiry in the case.

On Friday, Supreme Court lawyer Ravindra Sachar, appearing for Achuthanandan, argued that it had been almost seven months since the Marxist leader had ordered an inquiry, but the investigations had not reached anywhere.

The government counsel said that so far 81 witnesses have been examined in the case.

IANS



First Published: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 14:13

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