Kochi: Chumathara Elimannil Saji, a 39-year-old member of Kerala's governing party CPI (M), has been detained for making viral nude videos of female partner at work. In the case, 12 people have been accused, including Saji. He've all been charged with violating the IT Act. Apart from Saji, the other defendants are thought to be on the run.
CPI (M) branch secretary Cc Sazimon and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) leader Nasr are accused of undressing the woman and taking nude images of her, according to Kerala Police. The video went on to become a social media sensation. Nasr is the 12th accused in the case, while Sajimon is the 11th. According to the woman's allegation, the event occurred in May of this year. The victim claims that the defendants forced her to sit in the car before drugging her. When the woman was unconscious, she was raped. The accused also removed the incident's video. Through this video, the accused began blackmailing her. The woman was demanded Rs 2 lakh by the accused. If he did not pay, he threatened to post her video on the internet.
A case has been filed against Sajimon and Nasr under sections 354 A (sexual assault), 354 B (strike or use of criminal force with the aim to strip a woman), and 294 based on the victim's allegation (obscene acts). The remaining defendants have been charged under Section 501 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act. However, after their arrest, the police will check the accused's WhatsApp communication and take further action. The victim claims that the police are delaying action against the accused because they are linked to the state's ruling Leftist government. The accused are said to be under the protection of the government. The accused are claimed to have been instructed to remain at the party committee office in order to mislead.