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Victims say P K Kunjalikutty tried to sabotage Ice cream case

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Victims say P K Kunjalikutty tried to sabotage Ice cream case
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Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan was Thursday handed over the case diary of the case that the two-decade long Ice cream parlour sex scandal case was sabotaged at the behest of P K Kunjalikutty, Muslim League leader and Industries minister.

The case diary contains statements of the victims Rajeena, Roslin, Bindu and Rajula, and the driver of K A Rauf, the estranged relative of Kunjalikutty.

As per reports, the victims have accused Kunjalikutty of trying to persuade them to change their statements in favour of the Muslim League leader.

The victims, Roslin, Rejula, Bindu, and Rajeena have confessed they received financial benefits from the Industries minister for changing their earlier statements which were against him. The statements also allege that the minister offered the victims monetary help after the revelation of Rauf too.

The victims also state that they are under mental stress in coming out with facts at this point of time.

"There was this ‘call’ to tell the truth at one side while there was threatening of Chelari Shereef at the other side," says the statement of Bindu in the case diary. She says she revealed the truth to the police on September 3, 19997.

The case had been registered on the basis of alleged disclosures made by Rauf in 2011 that Kunjalikutty had asked several key witnesses in the Ice Cream Parlour sex case to turn hostile and had offered them pecuniary benefits.

The scandal pertains to allegations that an ice cream parlour in Kozhikode district was used as a cover for running a sex racket in the late 1990s. Though Kunjalikutty never became an accused in the case, he had come under a cloud in the wake of the scandal and even had to quit the ministry then.

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