CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that the government had sabotaged the statement of Saritha S Nair, the prime accused in the solar scam.
He told a news conference here on Monday that what has come out as Saritha’s statement does not contain anything requiring an in camera recording. The statement that she was facing threat to her life and that her children should be protected had nothing warranting in camera recording in the court. In that case, it is clear that she wanted to state something very serious to the court which cannot be made public, he pointed out. ‘’The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ernakulam, had not recorded a single word though Saritha had talked to him for 20 minutes. The CJM court’s act is surprising and mysterious’’ he said.
Pinarayi also criticised the police for not recording the statement and taking Saritha Nair to several places all these days. Pinarayi said that Saritha’s advocate had stated that some bigwigs had been named in the draft note she had handed over to him and if the contents in the note were disclosed, there would be far-reaching implications in Kerala.
No Congress leader has yet come forward to counter these charges. Pinarayi said that Saritha’s mother’s visit to the jail was a game changer. He pointed out that Chief Minister the other day had said that a ‘good news’ could be expected. Pinarayi said that everyone was of the impression that what the Chief Minister had hinted was about the cabinet reshuffle. But what did he actually meant as ‘good news’ was Saritha Nair’s statement, Pinarayi said.