In support of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien who allegedly charged in the Suryanelli gang-rape case, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has come up in front of media.
As per reports, Tharoor defended police action against 111 interest users who has posted and share ‘defamatory’ remarks on Facebook against Kurien over his role in 1996 Suryanelli rape case.
Supporting Kerala Police’s action, Tharoor said that it was a clear case of defamation against Kurien who yet out of allegations in the case but was named by a survivor in a police complaint and no FIR has been filed against him as well, reports said.
Earlier, the Kerala Police have booked the complaint filled by Kerala Mahila Congress leader Bindu Krishna who claimed that many of the comments also targeted her.
Meanwhile, the complaint has been forwarded to the Cyber cell for investigation.
Krishna claimed that the comments that were noticed on February 4 were “highly defamatory”. She was only stating the party stand on Kurien issue, but these comments tarnished her image as a woman for backing Kurien, as per sources report.
Among 36 accused, one name was of Mr. Kurien by the Suryanelli victim who had assaulted and gang raped in 1996, demanding a probe against Kurien and his resignation. But the Supreme Court had cleared charged over the Congress leader Kurien.