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'AG's Office Trying to Protect Salim Raj'

Petitioners of the Kadakampally-Kalamassery land grab cases alleged that the Advocate General’s office was trying to protect the CM’s former gunman

Published: 05th August 2015 03:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2015 03:02 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: Petitioners of the Kadakampally-Kalamassery land grab cases alleged that the Advocate General’s office was trying to protect the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s former gunman Salim Raj and some honchos who were involved in the cases.

Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, they said the case would change its direction drastically after the mobile service providers furnish details of the call/voice records. “When the court directed the mobile service providers to submit the call/voice records of the suspects, including Salim Raj, they informed that only details of one year would be furnished. Whereas, it is a known fact that facilities were in place for maintaining call/voice records of five years.

If the mobile companies file the records now, they will be for the year 2014, while the land grab case was filed in 2013. If the real culprits have to be brought to law, the mobile companies will have to provide the full details,” said A K Noushad, one of the petitioners.

According to him, the way in which K P Dandapani appeared for Salim Raj, when the Bench was hearing the need for confiscating his call/records, is nothing less than ignominy for the whole judicial system.

“Then, the AG informed the court that confiscation of the records would amount to intrusion into the privacy of an individual. Salim Raj is walking free now only due to the AG’s intervention. Otherwise, he would have been behind the bars,” said Noushad.

The petitioners said that they would never hesitate to launch a legal battle to put all the offenders in the land grab case behind the bars.

They also alleged that the intervention of the AG’s office was likely to be happen in the case in future also.



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