Saritha's sexual abuse charge against Chandy won’t stand legal scrutiny, says legal advice

First Published 8, Nov 2017, 7:29 PM IST
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Highlights
  • The Kerala government had sought legal advice to know whether a probe should be ordered on the basis of the solar commission's report
  • In the legal advice, former SC judge Arjith Pasayat has expressed doubts whether the sexual assault charge raised by Saritha will stand legal scrutiny
  • The advice says that it can be interpreted that the sexual relations between Saritha and the Congress leaders happened with mutual consent 

The LDF government's plan to implicate Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, with the sexual abuse allegations raised by solar scam accused Saritha S Nair, has suffered a setback.

The Kerala government had recently sought legal advice to know whether a probe should be ordered on the basis of the solar commission's report against the Congress leaders. 

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However, in the legal advice, former Supreme Court judge Arjith Pasayat has expressed doubts whether the sexual assault charge raised by Saritha will stand legal scrutiny.

The advice says that it can be interpreted that the sexual relations between Saritha and the Congress leaders happened with mutual consent. If that's the case, the allegations will not stand in a court of law.

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“Though Saritha says that she was sexually exploited in order to get certain official matters cleared, it can be interpreted as sex by mutual consent. Sex in return for any favours will not come under the purview of rape or abuse. Therefore if an FIR is registered over this, it will not stand legal scrutiny," reports quoted the legal advice.
 

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