Unconvinced by the claims made by Hanuman Sena State organizing secretary Sakthivel that he was kidnapped by a three-member gang while returning from the Suseendram temple on Monday night, police were scanning the CCTV footages from the temple and Vivekananda rock in Kanyakumari.
Sakthivel on his return on Wednesday had claimed that a gang had kidnapped him with the intent of murdering him and was taking him to Thiruvananthpuram in Kerala when he managed to escape after pushing the kidnappers out of the vehicle.
However, police were not convinced by Sakthivel’s version and questioned him. He had claimed that his moble phone was snatched by the kidnappers but on checking call records, police found out that he had called his wife at 8 am on Wednesday.
K Ramachandran, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Coimbatore South, said, “We are studying the CCTV footages from Vivekananda rock memorial and Suseendram temple in Kanyakumari. The footages clearly reveal that both Sakthivel and Ramarajan were at the places on Tuesday.”
Ramachandran added, “We are not convinced by his version and are investigating. We are collecting evidence to disprove Sakthivel’s claim. If our doubts are proven right, we will initiate action against Sakthivel and his accomplices under section 211 of the IPC (false charge of offence made with intent to injure).”
Meanwhile, Ramarajan, who was with Sakthivel in Kanyakumari, appeared before the police and told them that nobody had kidnapped either Sakthivel or him. Ramarajan was produced before the judicial magistrate on Friday to have his statement recorded.