The court was deciding on a petition filed by social activist Gireesh Babu seeking action against the MLA.

Kerala court asks police to book MLA PC George for revealing assaulted actors name
news Law Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:03

The Kunnamangalam Magistrate Court in Kozhikode has asked police to register a case against Poonjar MLA PC George for revealing the name of the Malayalam actor who was allegedly sexually assaulted in Kochi in February.

The court was deciding on a petition filed by social activist Gireesh Babu seeking action against the MLA. 

The petition said that the independent MLA revealed the survivor’s identity during a TV discussion.

PC George had also consistently made derogatory remarks and insensitive comments against the assaulted actor, which had invited huge controversy. 

He refused to rein in his callous remarks in spite of the intervention of the Women's Commission.

The MLA who is known to be outspoken, had repeatedly insisted many times that actor Dileep was innocent. 

Speaking to media in July last week, he had said that he had serious doubts on the police's investigation. PC George asked how the survivor could have gone to work the next day if she had been assaulted more brutally than 'Nirbhaya,' as the prosecution had argued in court. 

Even after the Women’s Commission took action against the MLA, he has continued to taunt the women activists and openly challenge them.

Later, the assaulted survivor herself wrote a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala seeking intervention.

“What do people like PC George think? I should have committed suicide? Or should I have been dumped in a mental asylum? Or should I hide myself somewhere by not appearing in public? After PC George, many prominent people came in support of the accused in the case. Women should be concerned about the public perception being created by PC George,” the actor wrote.

 

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