Kochi: A petition was filed before the Kerala High Court seeking a police inquiry against power minister M.M. Mani who allegedly used abusive language against women with gestures and threatening language against civil servants. George Vattukulam, a litigant moved the court seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged statements with sexually overtones when the minister spoke at a public meeting at Kunjithanni. Mr Mani had made a insult-filled remarks against women’s organisation Pompilai Orumai.
The petitioner alleged Mr Mani outraged the modesty of women by using abusive language, and statements with sexual overtones against more than 10,000 women who participated in a historic struggle. Mr Mani had earlier insulted a woman principal of Painavu Government Polytechnic using abusive language and later he apologised for that, the petitioner said. The minister is a habitual offender and regularly uses abusive language and lewd remarks against women. The petitioner also accused Mr Mani of using abusive language against efficient civil service officers. The petitioner submitted that the state police chief is not taking any action in the wake of the controversial speech. “Even if a complaint is filed against the minister, there is no chance for further proceedings.”