ALAPPUZHA: The case against PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran filed by a woman party worker at Thottapally here in the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court, Ambalappuzha, may be settled out of court before the court takes up the case on December 7.
The minister, who was charged under section 509 of Indian Penal Code (intending to insult the modesty of woman with word, sound, gesture or object), is currently out on bail. He has taken the initiative for a settlement through the local party leaders. Complainant Usha Sali was reinducted as president of All-India Janadhipatya Mahila Association Thottapally committee the other day.
A.M. Sali, husband of Usha, who was also sacked from the CPM following the case, told DC that his family had no issues with the minster as of now. “We believe the minister was misled by local party workers that made him burst out at Usha. We told the court when the case was taken up last time that settlement talks were underway,” he said. It was on March 12, 2016, Usha, 56, former Kottaravalavu South branch secretary of CPM, filed a complaint with Ambalappuzha police. She was also former personnel staff member of Sudhakaran.
The police had submitted a report at the Gram Nyaayalaya at Kalarkode in 2017 stating that the complaint was baseless....