Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kerala to move SC in ragging case

The High Court ordered a lie detector test on the victim... The Kerala govt. appeals to the Supreme Court against this order...

Thiruvananthapuram, June 20: The Kerala government would move the Supreme Court against the High Court order directing polygraph and brain mapping test on a nursing student who had been harassed in the name of ragging at SME Institute in Kottayam a few months back.

The government was studying all aspects of the High Court order and consulting legal experts on filing a petition in the Supreme Court against the order, state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told the Assembly while replying to a submission on the matter.

Balakrishnan said victims of such cases would not come forward to lodge complaints if the High Court order prevailed.

On the alleged threats received by the victim from certain quarters, he said necessary protection would be given after examining the complaint.

Police had filed chargesheet against the accused in a lower court. The High Court passed the order in a petition filed by one of the accused, he said. (Agencies)

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