Gang rape case: Anil Akkara MLA says probing team sympathisers of CPI-Mtext_fields
Thrissur: Wadakancherry legislator Anil Akkara of the Congress on Sunday told reporters that barring the two women police officers, all others in the police team probing into the Wadakancherry gang rape case were known sympathisers of the CPI-M, and hence the case will not reach its logical conclusion.
"Barring the two women IPS officials, all the rest were cleared by the party officials in Thrissur, and hence if the DGP (Director General of Police) is serious in getting to the bottom of the truth in the case, such officials should be removed from the probe team," said Akkara.
The case has rocked the CPI-M in general and particularly the party unit in Thrissur.
On Sunday, the case was the centre of discussion at the party state secretariat meeting held here in the state capital.
Former assembly speaker and senior CPI-M leader K. Radhakrishnan, known for his pleasing manners and soft nature, took a beating for naming the victim in an interaction with the media last week.
When the media pointed out to him that it was wrong to name the victim, he shot back and said if Jayanthan can be named, then the details of the victim can also be revealed.
The National Commission for Women has served a show cause notice to the former speaker and the police have launched a preliminary probe into it following a few complaints.