Two more CPI-M leaders in the dock
As the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh reveals further, that it can spell trouble for two CPI-M leaders — former CPI-M speaker P Sreeramakrishnan and former state minister and senior legislator K T Jaleel.
With regards to Jaleel, it stated that it was he who had pressured the vice-chancellor. She also claimed that Jaleel has a benami in Mumbai through which all his deals are conducted.
Swapna’s earlier revelations had caused trouble to the incumbent Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and his close aides. Swapna has been giving sleepless nights to the CPI-M-led Left government since the beginning of this month when she made “revelations” before a local magistrate under Section 164 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Code. Since then, she has been going hammer and tongs, especially against Vijayan, his wife Kamala, and their daughter Veena.
On Wednesday, she alleged through her affidavit that Vijayan used his office to get favours for his daughter through the Sharjah ruler, only to add later that Sreeramakrishnan also sought his help to start an educational institution there.
As per the affidavit, to influence the Sharjah ruler, a bag full of currencies was given to the UAE Consul General here by a then employee of the Consulate office P S Sarith. Sarith had taken the bag after giving the currency to the said person. It was later seized by the Customs from Sarith.
Incidentally, soon after the gold smuggling case surfaced in July 2020, both Sreeramakrishnan – who was then the Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly — and Jaleel were questioned by the national agencies.
State-wide protests were seen which were led by Congress and the BJP have broken out across the state demanding the chief minister’s resignation.
[With Inputs from IANS]
PGurus is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with all the latest news and views
For all the latest updates, download PGurus App.
- ED attaches assets worth Rs.248.98 cr in bank fraud case linked to Surana Group of Companies - May 31, 2023
- Morgan Stanley says India transformed in less than a decade, different from 2013; lauds PM Modi-led govt - May 31, 2023
- Amid wrestlers’ protest, WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Singh reiterates ‘will hang myself if proven guilty’ - May 31, 2023
“Lord” Ravan (brahmin according to some & a great Jnani) did not realize his mistake till he was about to die in few moments. So does this God’s own country Chief Minister. Even this happens, it is great achievement