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Suryanelli rape case: No scope of re-investigation, says Oomen Chandy

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (ANI): Ruling out the demands from the opposition parties, seeking a re-investigation into the Suryanelli gangrape case and resignation of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, P.J. Kurien, Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy said that there is no scope of further investigation.

Chandy had come here on Thursday to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to explain his position on the clamour.

“After fresh revelations, we again got legal opinion. There is no scope for re-investigation in to the matter,” Chandy said to mediapersons at Congress headquarters here on Friday.

Reportedly, the victim, a native of Suryanelli in Idukki district, was abducted and raped by different persons for around 40 days in 1996.

The victim had written to the Chief Minister, accusing Kurien as one of her tormentors and sought reinvestigation of his role in the case consequent to an order by the apex court.

On the other hand, Kurien had alleged that the main opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) had raised the issue to gain political mileage in the upcoming polls.

The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha claimed that he was acquitted in three inquires and by the Supreme Court six years ago. (ANI)