Actress assault: Kerala women’s panel books MLA P C George  

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Women’s Commission today suo moto registered a case against MLA P C George for his ‘unsavoury’ remarks against a south Indian actress, who was allegedly abducted and molested by a gang in her car in February.

The commission sources here said the case was registered based on legal opinion and that Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan was informed about the development.

As per the legal opinion, George’s remarks during a recent press conference amounted to defaming the actress and hurting womanhood.

Further course of action, including recording of the MLA’s statement would be decided soon, the sources said.

George is an independent MLA representing Poonjar constituency in the Kerala Assembly.

The actress, who has worked in Tamil and Telugu films besides Malayalam, was abducted and molested inside her car for two hours by the gang after forcing their way into the vehicle on February 17 in Kochi. The culprits later escaped.

Popular actor Dileep and six others, including prime accused ‘Pulsar’ Suni, have so far been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Kerala High Court has deferred the bail plea of Dileep, who is facing charges of plotting the abduction and assault, to August 18.

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