Mangalam Honey Trap Case : Verdict Postponed, Court Admits Activist Plea

Thiruvananthapuram : The verdict on alleged sexual harassment by former transport minister AK Saseendran aka Mangalam Honey Trap Case, was postponed today, after the court admitted a fresh plea citing that the victim reversed testimony out of fear.

The woman had earlier told the court that she had no complaints with regard to the case. She further claimed there was no harassment at the minister’s home when she visited there.

However an activist from Thyvaud, Mahalaxmi, petitioned the court today pleading  the court to put off closure, as the victim had acted under alleged influence.

The Case
In March 2016, then newly launched channel Mangalam, released audio clips where Saseendran could be heard conversing in sexual terms. The incident was alleged as lewd talk with a poor woman who approached the minister for help.

PS Antony Commission which later probed the incident concluded it to be a honey trap with malicious intent absolving Saseendran of any major wrongdoing.

Following this, the former minister looked forward to a clean chit and re-induction into the cabinet.

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