The Congress leadership on Wednesday suspended a Wayanad district party leader who is facing charges under POCSO Act.
Former president of Sultan Bathery panchayat and party district committee member OM George was officially suspended from primary membership of the party by Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee. George has been booked for molesting a 17-year-old adivasi girl and has since then absconded. KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran told mediapersons about the suspension.
If found guilty, George would be dismissed from the party. The block committee had been asked to inquire into the matter and submit a report immediately, Mullappally added.
According to police, George had been molesting the girl for more than a year.