A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into the Pollachi sex scandal. Appealing the police department to safeguard the identity of the victims, the petitioners - A. Rajarajan and Y. William Vinoth Kumar - have also sought a departmental inquiry against Coimbatore (Rural) Superintendent of Police (SP) R. Pandiarajan who had allegedly revealed the identity of the victims.
The petition, additionally, sought transfer of all the Pollachi sex scandal related cases outside Tamil Nadu. The case now stands transferred to the CB-CID, a special wing of the CID, which initiated an inquiry into the matter on March 13 after receiving requisite documents from the local police.
Coimbatore District Court today granted four days custody of the four accused in the case. The case hearing was held through video conferencing from Coimbatore central prison and district court complex. In the Pollachi sex scandal, more than 50 women were allegedly lured and sexually harassed by a gang of four and the acts were video-graphed.
Four accused persons identified as Sabarirajan, Sathish, Thirunavukarasu and Vasan Kumar were arrested in the case. They have been arrested under Section 392, 354 (A), 354 (B) of the Indian Penal Code and 66A of the Information Technology Act. The Crime Branch of Chennai Police on Thursday also registered an FIR against DMK president MK Stalin's son-in-law, Sabareesan.