No link with Pollachi sex case accused; Congress leader

In a twist in the Pollachi sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case, Tamil Nadu Congress leader Mayura Jayakumar on Thursday said that he had no links with main accused Thirunavukkarasu, but the latter might have visited him on the date of the crime as registered in the FIR.

Speaking to reporters here, Jayakumar, who said he was here on summons from the Crime Branch’s Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) to corroborate Thirunavukkarasu’s statement, said that he had come here on February 12, and many party leaders had come to wish him becoming the state Congress’s Working President.

Denying any previous links with Thirunavukkarasu, he said it was local Congress leader Rajasekhar who had brought some people from Pollachi during his visit and he had given a statement to this effect to CBCID.

On his part, Rajasekhar said about 20 people from Pollachi, including Thirunavukkarasu and his father Kanagaraj, had gone to Coimbatore on February 12 to greet Jayakumar at about 10 a.m. and started back at about 2.30 pm.

Thirunavukkarasu had told the CBCID that he was at the Congress party office here along with his father and others to wish Jayakumar on his elevation.

The Pollachi police had registered a FIR based on the complaint from a girl that she was sexually abused and robbed of gold chain by Thirunavukkarasu and his friends inside a car on February 12.

Four persons — Thirunavukkarasu, Sathish, Sabarirajan and Vasanthakumar — all in their 20s, have been accused of sexually assaulting women in Pollachi and filming the act to blackmail them for money or for physical submission for over seven years.

IANS

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