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Kerala Cong leader held,suspended for ‘immoral act’

AICC member and prominent Congress leader in Kerala Rajmohan Unnithan was arrested on charges of alleged immoral activity at Manjeri in Malappuram district on Monday.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram |
December 22, 2009 4:39:42 am

AICC member and prominent Congress leader in Kerala Rajmohan Unnithan was arrested on charges of alleged immoral activity at Manjeri in Malappuram district on Monday. Later,a local court granted him bail. Late in the night, Congress state president Ramesh Chennithala suspended Unnithan pending an inquiry by senior leader N P Moitheen.

Unnithan,known for his acerbic attack on rivals,was found along with a Congress Seva Dal activist in a house at Manjeri at 11 pm on Sunday. Local people,mainly comprising activists of CPM and People’s Democratic Party,cordoned off the house and informed the police.

Both were taken to the police station,where they were slapped with various sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. Both Unnithan and the woman are from Kollam district. Unnithan said he was on his way to Bangalore to meet his son. The woman was picked up from her house in Kollam . “I had gone to the house at Manjeri only to drop her. She runs a tailor shop there. Senior Congress leaders should probe the incident,which was scripted by the CPM and PDP,” said Unnithan.

Earlier in the day, Chennithala said in Kochi that the party would take appropriate action after a detailed inquiry. But Mahila Congress leader Shanimol Usman was prompt to seek disciplinary action against Unnithan.

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