Chennai: The Pollachi sexual assault case took a new turn on Thursday as the CB-CID summoned Tamil Nadu Congress working president Mayura Jayakumar. Another leader Theni Kannan has been summoned too. Also Read - UK Variant Dominant in North India, Double Mutant in Maharashtra, Gujarat; COVID Spreads Tentacles in Southern States | Highlights

Jayakumar was called in for an inquiry over main accused Thirunavukkarasu’s claim that he was visiting the leader on the day the incident took place. He has been asked to appear in front of the investigating officer in Coimbatore. Meanwhile, the Congress leader feigned innocence over the whole matter. Also Read - Deploy Resources in Saving Lives Instead of Building PM's New House: Priyanka Gandhi

“On February 12, the day the incident has taken place, the accused Thirunavakarasu has claimed that he has come to District Congress Committee office with his father and some other people to meet me and greet me. He just wants to record that he was not in Pollachi and he was in Coimbatore. I am in no way connected to this,” said Jayakumar. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: Here's Full List of Winners Constituency-wise

He went on to add, “Hundreds of people come meet me in the office and among them he could have been one. I have inquired with people in Pollachi. His father was associated with the party, when GK Vasan was in the Congress. Since then, they have come to greet me. I myself don’t know his father Kanakaraj or Thirunavakarasu personally. I have spoken to them or met them. In fact, only recently, after this incident, I came to know about them. I haven’t met them in my office or house. It was in a big hall where everybody comes and meets me. I am in no way related to this and this is just a defending statement of Thirunavakarasu,” he said.

Last week, Thirunavukkarasu was in the custody of the CB-CID for nearly four days. It was during questioning that Thirunavukkarasu allegedly told the officials that he was with Mayura Jayakumar when the college student in question was sexually assaulted by him and his friends.

The case was transferred to the CB-CID on March 12. Thereafter, the CB-CID inspected Thirunavukkarasu’s farmhouse in Chinnappampalayam in Pollachi multiple times. The farmhouse is the spot where the sexual assault seen took place as seen in the leaked videos.

Pollachi Sexual Assault Case: 

A 19-year-old woman had alleged that unidentified men in Pollachi recently took her in a car and attempted to disrobe her and video graphed it. As the woman refused to yield to their advances, the men started blackmailing her with the video. They later threw her out of the vehicle after snatching her gold chain. The police has so far arrested four men in the case.