Court rejects plea against P J Kurien
By Express News Service - KOTTAYAM
03rd March 2013 08:13 AM
The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court (JFMC)-II, Peermedu, dismissed a plea filed by the Suryanelli rape victim against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien on Saturday. The girl had approached JFMC, on the basis of section 156 (3) of CrPC, seeking a court directive to the police to register an FIR against Kurien and three others in the wake of the new revelations and evidences in connection with the case.
“The court has found that the new circumstances mentioned in the petition have not given rise to a new course of action. Moreover, the case had been investigated and an FIR was registered. Therefore, the petition has been rejected,” the court stated while dismissing the plea.
The court observed that the matter was brought up earlier as well. The case was committed to the Sessions Court of Thodupuzha. However, the legal team supporting the victim termed the court’s decision as a normal procedure. They said that they will approach the higher courts. The victim approached the JFMC on Saturday along with her mother and advocates Anila George, Suraj M Kartha, and K S Anilkumar. Democratic Woman’s Association leader Suja Susan George accompanied the team.
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