K. Suresh Kumar, an IAS officer and a former official in the office of Achuthanandan told the media that the two officials in the chief minister's office were hiding a sensitive file related to Killiroor sex case. The Killiroor sex case pertains to the death of teenager Shari who died in mysterious circumstances in a private hospital in Kottayam in 2004.
Achuthanandan, who was then leader of the opposition, had said that according to the doctors the victim's health deteriorated after a VIP visited her. Shari's father Surendran later alleged that the VIP who Achuthanandan referred to was Sreemathi.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Phillip Thomas hearing a petition from N. Nagaraj directed the police to register a case against Sreemathi and two officials in Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's office over allegedly hiding a file containing information about the case. The six people named to be investigated include Sreemathi, private secretary to Achuthanandan S. Rajendran, political secretary to Achuthanandan K.N. Balagopal, the children of two state ministers and Latha Nair, an accused in the case.
And surprise of all, Look who has come out in support!
The All India Democratic Women's Association, AIDWA whyich claims to "works for women's rights and for their education, employment and status" instead of supporting the law to bring culprits to book has asked the Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, to inquire into the manner in which the Chief Judicial Magistrate Phillip Thomas asked the police to file a case against Kerala Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi.