Suryanelli: 31 accused granted bail
Kochi, Mar 21 : The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to 31 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case.
The court on Thursday allowed the bail pleas that were filed by the accused in February.
A Kerala court on Mar 2 rejected the victim's plea that Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien should be reinvestigated in the Suryanelli gangrape case.
Rejecting the plea, the court said there were no fresh evidences that showed Kurien was involved in the case.
The rape victim in her letter on Jan 29 said Kurien along with other accused in the case had raped her in the Kumily panchayat guest house in Kerala.
She also filed a police complaint against Kurien on Feb 22, reports said.
The Supreme Court however had cleared the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman in the case.
The Suryanelli rape case is concerned with a 16-year-old girl who was raped by 42 men for 40 days in 1996 in the state