Kochi: Two victims in the "ice cream parlour" sex case have filed a petition in the High Court seeking to implead themselves in the PIL filed by Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly V S Achutanandan seeking CBI investigation into the sensational case.
The petition, which came up before a division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice K Vinod Chandran, has been adjourned to Tuesday.
The victims submitted that they could not speak the truth earlier as they had been threatened and they had been paid Rs 4 lakh and Rs 3.50 lakh at different times for not making a mention of Industries Minister P K Kunjalikutty in the case.
The women stated that they had been paid Rs 3000 as monthly allowance by Rauf, a close relative of Kunjalikutty who later fell out of favour and another man, for some months.
The women were also sent abroad later.
The state was rocked by the alleged sex scandal in 1997, known as ice cream parlour sex case following a complaint by a Kozhikode based NGO, Anweshi that an ice cream parlour was being run as a brothel and a number of girls were being sexually exploited there by politicians and other VIPs.