Killiroor sex case files are intact: Achuthanandan

December 12th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyThiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) All the files pertaining to the controversial Killiroor sex case are intact, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here Friday.K. Suresh Kumar, an Indian Administrative Service officer who was earlier working with Achuthanandan’s office, told the media last week that two officials in the chief minister’s office were hiding this sensitive file.

In a three-page statement here Friday, Achuthanandan said allegations about the missing files were baseless.

“The files are intact,” said Achuthanandan.

He asked people not to be misled in the campaign now unleashed by the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The mysterious death of a teenage girl in a private hospital in Kottayam in 2004, known as the Killiroor sex case, has stirred up fresh controversy in the state.

Phillip Thomas, Thiruvananthapuram chief judicial magistrate, hearing a petition Wednesday directed the police to register a case against State Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi and two officials in Achuthanandan’s office over allegedly hiding the file containing information about the case.

The six people named to be investigated include Sreemathi, private secretary to Achuthanandan S. Rajendran, political secretary to Achuthanandan K.N. Balagopal, the children of two state ministers and Latha Nair, an accused in the case.

The case was registered Thursday by the Cantonment police station.

The Kerala state unit of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) Thursday asked Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, who belongs to Kerala, to inquire into the manner in which the Thomas asked the police to file a case against Sreemathi.

Following his outburst, Kumar was suspended Wednesday evening from the post of managing director of a state-owned cooperative bank, pending inquiry.

Achuthanandan, who was then leader of the opposition, had said that according to the doctors the victim, Shari’s health deteriorated after a VIP visited her.

Shari’s father Surendran later alleged that the VIP to whom Achuthanandan referred was Sreemathi.

State Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala said that when in opposition Achuthanandan always said that the then chief minister Oommen Chandy would be jailed for the various things he did.

“It now appears that Achuthanandan is on his way to the jail,” Chennithala told reporters in Kochi Friday.

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