Shone George, the son of Kerala legislator PC George, on Saturday filed a police complaint demanding action against people who are defaming him, in a reference to Kottayam MP Jose K Mani’s wife Nisha Jose, local daily Manorama reported.
Jose, in her recently published memoir The Other Side of Life, said a politician’s son had sexually harassed her during a train journey. Though she did not name the accused, Jose said the man had approached her when she waiting for a train on a station.
After introducing himself using his father’s name, he struck up a conversation with her, which continued even after they boarded the train, she wrote. “Occasionally his hand would accidentally brush past my toes as he shifted his position. And I felt violated,” she wrote.
She added that she had complained to the ticket examiner but he did not intervene saying the two people belonged to the “same political front”. Jose said she then firmly told the man to leave.
George told Manorama that he had travelled along with Jose from Kozhikode to Kottayam in 2012 after visiting his father-in-law and actor Jagathy Sreekumar in hospital. “I talked with Nisha in the railway station. However, I did not talk with her in the train,” he was quoted as saying. “We travelled in the same compartment. There were some Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders also in the compartment. I did not behave indecently towards Nisha.”
George, in his complaint to Kerala Police chief Lokanath Behera and Superintendent of Police V M Mohammed Rafique, sought a detailed investigation into Jose’s allegations. “The references made in the book which is intended to increase the sale of the book has defamed me,” said Shone in the complaint, according to The Times of India.
However, Behera has said that there can be no investigation into George’s complaint, according to Kerala Kaumudi.
Since the book’s release, there has been an extensive social media campaign to implicate him and the memoir itself also seems to have left enough clues to implicate him, George told The News Minute. “I didn’t do anything wrong, as a citizen I have the right to expose the truth,” he was quoted as saying. “If it was me, she should file a complaint against me, if it was not me she should say it out in the open. I am sure that I didn’t do what she alleged.”