Kerala’s Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that the case against a few KSU activists for pouring motor oil on former Higher Secondary director Kesavendra Kumar IAS will not be withdrawn. He said that he will not hesitate to revoke the steps taken to withdraw the case in the wake of the controversies over the issue.
The Chief Minister’s reaction came close on the heels of Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC president V.M Sudheeran flaying the government’s move to withdraw the case. CPM state secretary Pinaray Vijayan had also criticised the move.
The IAS Association had decided to convey their discontent with the Chief Minister for supporting the move to cancel the case. The IAS officials said that the move was based on neither legal grounds nor humanitarian consideration.
The Association has threatened to initiate legal action if the move will not be cancelled. The Association’s representatives said that a decision in this regard will be taken after a meeting with the Chief Minister.
It is on the basis of a recommendation of Mahila Congress president Bindu Krishna and a memorandum from the parents of some accused that the government moved the court with the request to withdraw the case.
Kesavendra Kumar and KSU had on Monday opposed the move. It was in February 2012 that that motor oil was poured by KSU activists attacked the Higher Secondary Education director at his office while protesting the hike in fees for Plus One course.