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DMK-led front demands court-monitored CBI probe into Pollachi scandal
Tamil Nadu

DMK-led front demands court-monitored CBI probe into Pollachi scandal

Chennai, Mar 15 : The DMK-led Secular Front in Tamil Nadu on Friday demanded a High Court monitored CBI probe into the Pollachi serial sexual assault and blackmailing case.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting of all the alliance partners headed by the DMK here.

It said the High Court should devote special attention as it done in the Idol theft case and ensure that none of the accused were allowed to go scot free in the case.

Alleging that people those belonging to the ruling AIADMK were involved in the case, the resolution claimed that efforts were being made to hide the truth in the case.

'The way Goondas Act was slapped on the four arrested accused, ordering of a CB-CID probe and then issuing a GO transferring the case to CBI and subsequent steps only showed that efforts are being made to protect the accused', it alleged.

'If justice has to prevail, a High Court monitored probe by the CBI is a must to ensure that all those involved are given stringent punishment', it said.

Alleging that the incident has been on for the last seven years, the resolution also condemned the state government for releasing the name of the victim, who had lodged a complaint and said it would prevent other victims from coming forward to lodge their complaints.

'Full justice will be ensured only if all those involved in this heinous crime are arrested and investigated', it said. (UNI)