Release Home Minister's call records, says BJP Leader K Surendran

Published: 07th July 2013 11:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2013 11:41 AM   |  A+A-

K-Surendran

BJP state general secretary K Surendran, at a press conference here on Saturday, demanded that the call details record of Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on May 23 be released.

“To my allegation that the Home Minister called Saritha S Nair on May 23, Thiruvanchoor said he just responded to a missed call and the call lasted only 19 seconds.

However, as per data, Saritha called the minister for around three minutes before this call, which had a duration of 49 seconds. Significantly, it was on May 23 that the police team led by a DYSP set out from Kannur to arrest Saritha Nair in the solar fraud case. This means, Home Minister had actually passed a message to Saritha in the second call,” Surendran said.

The BJP leader alleged that Saritha called Tenny Joppen, CM’s former personal staff and an accused in the solar fraud case, at once she realised that the police team was going to arrest her. “Later she called KPCC general secretary N Subramanian, a Congress leader from Kozhikode. Data reveal that Subramanian and Saritha have talked over phone around 1,536 times. However, police are yet to interrogate him.

Besides, we cannot logically conclude to whom Saritha actually spoke to after calling Joppen.

She might have spoken to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as well.

Hence, Chandy should release the CCTV visuals of his office on May 23,” he added. 

Surendran also alleged that the Chief Minister was trying to protect his former personal staff Salim Raj and Jikku Mon, despite serious allegations against them.

“Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has clear interests in this case and his loyalists and personal staff had made all arrangements for the fraud,” he added.

Surendran said the police have been trying to record his phone calls following his active intervention in the issue.

“I have decided to lodge a complaint against this before the DGP,” he said.

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