Court orders charge sheet against Kerala CPI-M leader



Kochi: The Kerala High Court Monday ordered a charge sheet to be filed against Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader M.V. Jayarajan by June 8 for his public outburst against the judiciary.

Jayarajan, who is facing contempt of court charge on the issue, told reporters after the court hearing that he has been denied natural justice.

"The court today (Monday) after looking into the evidences of my speech, did not bother to give us the copy of that. This is a clear case of denying me natural justice. Moreover, I stand by what I said because the ruling of the court that prevents assembly of people on roads is not a correct judgment in a democracy," said Jayarajan.

The charge sheet would now be given to him next month following a public interest litigation against his remarks against judges in July last year.

Jayarajan, at a public meeting, made unparliamentary remarks against the judges after a high court ruling banned roadside meetings by political parties.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice J. Chelameswar, Justice A.K. Basheer and Justice K.M. Joseph ordered contempt proceedings against the CPI-M leader from Kannur.

Jayarajan, 50, is a two-time legislator and member of the party's state committee.

IANS