Mahila Morcha demands Health Minister’s resignation

via published on December 11, 2008

KOZHIKODE: The pro-BJP Bharatiya Janata Mahilamorcha
(BJM) yesterday demanded the resignation of Kerala Health
Minister P K Sreemathy in the wake of a court order
directing to register a case against her and five others
in the sensational Kiliroor sex scandal case.

Talking to newspersons here, BJM state president Sobha
Surendran said the Minister should step down to ensure
a fair investigation into the case.

Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan should expel her from
the Cabinet if she hesitated to step down as her continuance
in office would impede investigation, Surendran said.

Thiruvanthapurm Chief Judicial Magistrate Philip Thomas
wednesday directed the city police to register a case
against them on charges of conspiracy, destruction of
evidence, theft and to investigate the matter after
admitting a public interest litigation petition.

Chief Minister’s private secretary S Rajendran, political
secretary K N Balagopal, sons of two State Ministers
and Latha Nair, the prime accused in the sex scandal,
were the five others.

The petitioner alleged that as Ministers’ relatives
were involved in the scandal, the file containing details
about it was removed from the Chief Minister’s office
to protect them.

The Kiliroor sex scandal relates to the sexual exploitation
of a teenaged girl, Shari, who died under mysterious
circumstances at a private hospital in Kottayam in 2004.

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