Justice R Basant

  • Suryanelli: Petition filed against Justice Basant February 11, 2013

    Kochi: A petition seeking sanction to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against former judge of Kerala High Court R Basant, whose controversial remarks on Suryanelli rape case victim has sparked off protests, was filed before the state Advocate General. Petitioner M Prakash, a former employee of the high court, stated that...
  • Suryanelli gangrape: Judge's controversial remarks spark protests February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The High Court Judge who acquitted the 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, was caught on camera making a controversial statement, saying the survivor was used for child prostitution and not raped. The sting operation has led to massive protests in Kerala. The survivor is now planning...
  • Suryanelli: Ex-judge says girl was used for prostitution February 10, 2013

    Kochi: Stoking controversy, a former Kerala High Court judge on Saturday defended his judgement acquitting 35 accused in the Suryanelli gangrape case, in which Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien was allegedly involved, saying the victim was used for child prostitution and not raped. "There was ample evidence to show...