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    Mangalam TV honey trap case: Former Kerala minister AK Saseendran acquitted

    By Deepika

    Former NCP Minister AK Saseendran has been acquitted by Thiruvananthapuram Court on Saturday in Mangalam TV honey trap case.

    AK Saseendran

    The chief judicial magistrate court on Saturday annulled the case against him after the complainant, a woman journalist, said she wanted to withdraw the complaint.

    The woman journalist informed the court that she has no complaints. She said that Saseendran did not misbehave with her and it cant be ascertained that the person at the other end of the phone was the minister.

    AK Saseendran was the transport minister 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly and he resigned on 26 March 2017. He belongs to Nationalist Congress Party and represents Elathur constituency.

    AK Saseendran on 26, March 2017 resigned from his post after his name dragged into a honey trap designed by newly launched Mangalam channel.

    The acquittal assumes significance as it may pave way for Saseendran's return to the cabinet.

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