COIMBATORE: A financier, reportedly freed forcibly from the custody of a Kerala police team, has written to the Coimbatore SP Pa Moorthy, denying the dramatic incident and claiming that he and a friend, Vigneshwaran, had escaped when the cops left them to urinate.The Kerala police team had complained that late on Saturday night, a group of 30 men had freed the man, P Maharajan (41), near Karumathampatty when they were taking him to Kerala in connection with a cheating case.
Maharajan, from Virugampakkam, also said the Kerala police had taken `2 lakh and 8 sovereigns from them to free Vigneshwaran. “We had asked the Kerala police to leave Vigneshwaran as he had no connection with the case. However, they did not listen. But they stopped the car near the Kaniyur toll gate to let us urinate,” the letter said. “We ran away and hid behind some buildings till the policemen left, and caught a bus later,” it said.
Meanwhile, eyewitness and police inquiry have revealed that they escaped in a car and moved towards Salem. Kerala Sub-inspector Aneeshkumar, meanwhile, denied the charges and said that the Tamil Nadu police did not inform him about Maharajan’s letter.