Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:13:32 GMT | By PTI

Suryanelli gang rape: Kurien writes to Sonia, Ansari

Facing the heat over Suryanelli rape case, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman has written to Congress president and Rajya Sabha chairman explaining his position


Suryanelli gang rape: Kurien writes to Sonia, Ansari (© PTI)

New Delhi: Facing the heat after fresh twists in the Suryanelli gang rape case, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien has written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Chairman of the Upper House, Vice President Hamid Ansari explaining his position.

Sources said he has explained his position to the party president and Ansari amid the Opposition’s demand for his resignation. He is understood to have explained in the letter the judgements of various courts, which “exonerated” him in the case.

When contacted, Kurien said he cannot speak to the media on any communication between him and the Congress president. The lone convict in the Suryanelli gangrape case had on Monday alleged that Kurien was involved in it as claimed by the victim. Dharmarajan, the convict who is absconding after obtaining bail, had told a television channel that the principal investigator in the case had pressurised him not to mention Kurien’s involvement in the case.

Kurien, however, rubbished Dharmarajan’s claim holding the statement of an accused after conviction has no legal validity.

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