The Kerala High Court on Thursday quashed a case registered under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act against C M Ravindran former additional private secretary to Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan.
Justice P Bhavadasan passed the order while allowing an appeal filed by Ravindran seeking to quash further proceedings in the case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, including the first information report.
The prosecution case was that the 17-year-old victim girl was employed at the petitioners official residence and she was made to work as a servant following which she suffered physical and mental agony. The police registered a case against the petitioner after a complaint was filed by Government Chief Whip P C George.
The victim had appeared through counsel before the High Court and submitted that she had not suffered any abuse or any other act at the hands of the petitioner during her stay at the house. She also pointed out that she had not given any statement to the police against the petitioner.