The probe into the telephone call list leak, which had rocked the Oommen Chandy Govt recently as the Solar heat was mounting, has zeroed in on T J Jose, SCRB IG as the man behind it. Intelligence Additional DGP T P Senkumar, who had conducted the probe into the incident, has submitted his report underscoring that the explanation tendered by the IG was a total lie. The report is bound to lead to his imminent suspension, according to indications.
Releasing the details of two CDs containing the call list on two days - June 15 and 19, 2013- through the media has created an uproar as the ‘I’ faction ministers in the Chandy Government and con woman Saritha S Nair found place in it.
A blame game ensued with Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan washing his hands off, while he was being cornered by all, including those from his own ‘A’ faction in the Congress. Word went around that a key person in the Chief Minister’s office had allegedly sourced the two CDs from the IG and released them to the media for obvious reasons. Jose had maintained that he had taken the two CDs in connection with the probe of a case registered on June 26 at the Cyber Cell Police Station. He had also claimed that the CDs were destroyed after finding that it had no relevance with the case. Senkumar report says that destruction of the CDs is against law and existing rules, which entails that an object or document taken in connection with a given case should be maintained as part of the case diary till the disposal of the police case. The ADGP has also dealt with at length the leak in the phone call list at the first instance while the Solar case broke out, which was exclusively aired by a party channel.