V Sanal Kumar, brother of late V Saseendran, alleged that the CBI had deliberately prepared a loose chargesheet in an attempt to save V M Radhakrishnan and two other accused in the case regarding the deaths of Saseendran and his two sons.
Sanal’s brother Saseendran, the former Company Secretary of Malabar Cements Ltd (MCL), was found dead along with his sons on January 24, 2011 at their house in Palakkad, in what the CBI chargesheet says is a suicide. The suicide is said to have been prompted by pressure he faced at his office for being a whistleblower against suspected illegal activity. Sanal said that the CBI had filed the chargesheet on Saturday before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate without proper investigation. In a press release, Sanal Kumar alleged that the dummy test conducted by CBI officials found that Saseendran, who weighed just 46 kg, would not be able to lift his two children, 10-year-old Vyas and 8-year-old Vivek, to hang them. Besides, making former MCL Managing Director Sundaramoorthy and personal secretary Suryanarayanan approvers in the case was a ploy to save Radhakrishnan, he said.
According to him, there were reports from the Intelligence Bureau that on the night Saseendran and two sons were found dead, some officials of MCL had come to Saseendran’s house in two vehicles, along with some goondas. Even though this report was published in some newspapers, the CBI made no attempt to investigate on the matter, said Sanal Kumar. He also alleged that four persons who had rented a house near Saseendran’s residence recently using fake identities had gone missing immediately after the death of Saseendran. CBI has made no attempt to trace these people, he said.
When information regarding the possibility of murder in the case were coming up, CBI hastily filed the chargesheet in the case.