Kochi, Apr 6 (UNI) The Kerala High Court today issued notice to the state government and the accused persons in the icecream parlour sex scandal on a revision petition challenging the acquittal of the accused.
While admitting the revision petition filed by 'Anweshi' women's rights organisation president K Ajitha, Justice J M James summoned the records of the case from the principal asst. sessions court, Kozhikode, and posted the petition for hearing after the summer vacation.
The trial court had acquitted all the 16 accused in view of the main witnesses in the case turning hostile.
The revision petition submiited that there was no fair trial in the case. The trial judge also did not attempt to find the truth behind the witnesses turning hostile, it added.
UNI XR ARC DK1834