In a sensational development in the Pollachi sexual assault case, the CB-CID has summoned newly appointed working president of Tamil Nadu Congress Mayura Jayakumar as part of investigation into the shocking crime.
Early February, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Jayakumar as the working president of the party. Jayakumar, who was earlier the state youth Congress chief, was fielded by the party as the candidate from Kovai south assembly seat in 2016 state assembly election. He however was defeated. He is said to be a ticket aspirant for the Lok Sabha elections.
Jayakumar was summoned by investigating agency based on allegations made by the main accused in the case, Thirunavukkarasu. He has been asked to appear before investigating officers 25 March.
During his four-day police custody, Thirunavukkarasu told the CB-CID officers that he was with Mayura Jayakumar on 12 February, the day a college student claimed he was sexually assaulted by him and his friends.
Claiming that he has no connection with the accused in the Pollachi sexual assault case, Jayakumar said that hundreds of people come to meet him in the office and it is likely that Thirunavukkarasu may be one of them .
Jayakumar admitted based on his enquiries with people in Pollachi, the accused’s father Kanakaraj was associated with Congress especially when GK Vasan was the party leader. He added that they may come to greet him