Reiterating that no politician or VIP was involved in the Kaviyoor sex scandal case, the CBI on Tuesday demanded ‘appropriate action’ against ‘Crime’ magazine editor Nandakumar for attempting to ‘derail’ the investigation.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which submitted the follow-up investigation report at the CBI Special court here, said that Nandakumar had tried to coerce and induce key accused Latha Nair to fabricate false evidence against politicians and other persons.
The report, filed by investigating officer ASP Nandakumar Nair, said that Nandakumar was trying to malign the persons and hold them as culpable for the death of the victim girl, Anagha, and her family.
The CBI said that Latha Nair had stated that Nandakumar had told her that if she obeyed his directions and acted accordingly, it would do her good and she would become an approver in the case, or else, the CBI would get her convicted for another 10 years.
She said that Nandakumar wanted her to name CPM leaders M A Baby and his son, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and his son, P K Sreemathi and Thomas Chandy MLA so as to ‘teach the CBI a lesson,’ according to the report. Nandakumar also wanted Latha Nair to give him in writing the names of the above persons so that he could strengthen his case against the CBI. He had offered her a sum of `50 lakh to rupees one crore for this, the CBI submitted .
Latha Nair had made the statement in the presence of Vanitha Jail superintendent Nazeera Beevi.
In her statement, Latha Nair also said that Anagha’s father Narayanan Namboodiri alone had sexually abused her.
Anagha, along with her father, mother Sreedevi, sister Akhila and brother Akshay were found dead in their rented house at Kaviyoor near Tiruvalla on September 28, 2004.