Amid an outrage over CPI state secretary, Kanam Rajendran’s defensive mode on sexual assault case against party MLA PK Sasi, politburo member MA Baby has asserted that the party will forward the complaint to the police after seeking the woman’s opinion.
“The party is obliged to protect the privacy of the complainant. But if she decides to forward the complaint to the police, party and the government alike will support her. If the party feels that this complaint should be investigated by the police, it will be handed over to them with the consent of the woman”, he said.
However, Baby in his Facebook post on Monday had declared that the party would not allow anyone who attacked women to hold any position in the party. A report on the complaint will be filed soon following an inquiry conducted by AK Balan and PK Sreemathy.
Earlier, Rajendran had stood up for the party and had said that the allegations raised against party MLA Sasi are an internal matter of CPM. The CPI had said that the existing law allows a woman to file a complaint if she is sexually abused. But the woman did not abide by the law and has lodged a complaint within the party. The party is conducting a probe into the issue and will take appropriate action.