This comes in the background of the Supreme Court setting aside the Kerala HC’s acquittal of 35 people accused of raping a girl from Suryanelli village in Kerala’s Idukki district in 1996.
Following the SC verdict, the girl demanded a fresh investigation against Kurien — which snowballed into a political controversy because the Left Front and a section of the media had launched a campaign for his resignation.
Reaching the capital on Thursday, Kurien said the allegation against him has been raised intermittently, but three police investigations and judicial process up to the SC had cleared him of all accusations several times over in the last 17 years.
“I have subjected myself to all possible investigations and judicial scrutiny possible under the law of the land. What more investigation is required?” he asked.
He pointed out that the police investigations were vetted by the Left Front-appointed advocate general, and Nayanar had ordered the closure of the investigation.