Petition from Suriyanelli victim posted for hearing
Kerala High Court posted for hearing the petition filed by Suriyanelli case victim challenging the order of discharge of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien from the case in 2007.
Another division bench had earlier declined to hear the petition after a single judge referred the matter to a higher bench observing that the issue involved was likely to arise in future also. Therefore an authoritative decision will be 'highly profitable'.
The case was pending in the Supreme Court for over 8 years.
After the shocking incident of gangrape of a paramedic student in a Delhi bus in December last year, the case came up before the apex court which reversed the earlier judgement of the High Court.
A court in Idukki had in March this year rejected a plea by the victim for a re-probe into the alleged involvement of Kurien in the case, holding that there was no new ground for a fresh investigation.