Thiruvananthapuram: Former Poonjar MLA PC George was arrested on Saturday in a sexual harassment case. The complaint was filed by an accused in the solar case.
The arrest was recorded by the Museum police under IPC sections, 354 and 354A.
Later while talking to reporters, George also named the victim, creating a fracas. When a reporter asked him if it was proper to name the victim, he retorted with an indecent remark against her.
The arrest came during PC George's interrogation in connection with another case filed by KT Jaleel, regarding the revelations of the gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh.
Jaleel has accused George and Swapna of making false revelations against the CM, thereby attempting to trigger unrest.
The investigators questioned George after analysing the secret statement of Saritha S Nair, in which she charged that George forced her to make the revelations.
The statements of the employees of HRDS, where Swapna works, were recorded on Friday.
Swapna's plea to dismiss the conspiracy case was deferred to next Friday by the High Court.
The HC had dismissed her anticipatory bail plea earlier.
Responding to George's arrest, his son Shaun George charged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was behind the conspiracy that has been hatched to trap his father.
“The CM is scared all his corrupt activities are going to be exposed. His blind love for his daughter is pushing him to make ridiculous decisions,” said Shaun.
“Pinarayi is worried that things are getting out of hand. With evidences proving his daughter's involvement coming to light, big corruption stories of the past are going to be exposed. He even sought the help of astrologers and bought a new car and built a cattle shed. Still, things have not gone his way. The present scheme of things is obviously driving him mad, spurring him to deploy ridiculous tactics to divert attention,” said Shaun.
George's wife Usha too alleged that the CM was behind her husband's arrest. She said the timing of all this was suspicious and that Pinarayi Vijayan was desperate to escape from being exposed. She further said the case will be dealt with strongly.
Meanwhile, George's lawyer alleged that the former MLA was framed in a fake case and that it was nothing but an attempt to tarnish the social worker's image.