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Let's wait for Court order: Cong on allegations against Kurien

Posted on Feb 07, 09:24AM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 6 : Adopting a 'wait and watch' approach on

fresh allegations against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson P J Kurien by the victim of the Suryanelli gangrape case, the Congress today said law would take its own course.

''The matter is pending in the court and as is our policy,

we never comment on a matter that is subjudice. Let us wait for the final order of the court in the case before taking a view in the matter,''AICC spokesperson Rashid Alvi told reporters here.

On a question whether it was proper for a person holding a Constitutional post to remain in office after such allegations,
Mr Alvi said there was nothing wrong in it as the High court as well as the Supreme Court had given a clean chit to Dr Kurien.

In the case, which pertained to allegations by a girl from Suryanelli in Idukki district of Kerala that she was abducted in January 1996 and transported from place to place across Kerala and sexually exploited by different people, the Kerala High court and the Supreme Court have given a clean chit to Dr Kurien.

However, in a fresh development, the girl had reiterated her allegations against Dr Kurien

The LDF and various women's organisations have demanded Dr Kurien's resignation.