2015 Kerala Assembly vandalism case: Charge sheet read out to Minister, others

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) A lower court here on Wednesday read out the charges against State Education Minister V.Sivankutty and four different heads of their contribution in defacing in the floor of the Assembly in 2015.

The Assembly had seen vicious scenes in March 2015, after the then Left resistance attempted to forestall then Finance Minister K.M. Mani from introducing the Budget, charging his part in the bar pay off case.

Of the six denounced, Sivankutty and K.T. Jaleel are individuals from the current Assembly. While Sivankutty is the state schooling pastor, Jaleel is a previous clergyman. The others are Left Democratic Front convenor E.P. Jayarajan, C.K. Sadasivan, Kunhammed Master and K. Ajith (every one of the four were lawmakers during 2011-16).

On Wednesday notwithstanding Jayarajan, all the others were available and the charge sheet was perused out ensnaring their part in vandalisation that made a deficiency of Rs 2.50 lakh the properties in the floor of the Assembly.

All the five present denied doing something like this, while Jayarajan’s insight said he was incapacitated and was resting at his Kannur house.

The court while giving leave for Jayarajan, requested that he be available on September 26, when his charge sheet would be perused out and the definite timetable of the preliminary will be put out.

As it turns out, the Kerala government had recently moved toward the Supreme court looking for withdrawal of the crook bodies of evidence against these six chiefs, however the peak court decided that there was no resistance or honor to safeguard lawmakers enjoying defacing during a House meeting.

The zenith court had requested all from them to confront preliminary. This had made a political furore with the Congress and the BJP requesting Sivankutty’s renunciation, which was totally dismissed by the CPI-M.

They all have been charged under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and different arrangements.

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