| Thiruvananthapuram |
November 20, 2020 5:50:53 am
A brief voice clip, purportedly of gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh who’s now in judicial custody, has kicked up a political storm.
Within the clip put out by a neighborhood information portal, Swapna is purportedly heard saying that she can be made an approver if she confessed that she went to UAE with M Sivasankar—former principal secretary to CM Pinarayi Vijayan and an accused within the case—for monetary negotiations meant for the Chief Minister. She can also be heard purportedly saying that “they”—an obvious reference to ED officers—didn’t enable her to learn her assertion, however scrolled by it and requested her to signal it.
Swapna is lodged at a sub-jail in Thiruvananthapuram.
The voice clip emerged hours after BJP state president Ok Surendran alleged that many individuals near Chief Minister Vijayan and Finance Minister Thomas Isaac visited Swapna at jail with out necessary permission. He demanded that the Dwelling Division launch the record of individuals who visited her.
DGP (prisons) Rishiraj Singh mentioned cyber police have been requested to look at the authenticity of the clip. DIG (prisons) Ajaya Kumar, who met Swapna after the clip emerged, mentioned the voice was prima facie recognized as that of her, nevertheless it was not recorded from the jail. She has mentioned she didn’t know who recorded it, mentioned Kumar.
The CPM state secretariat, in an announcement, alleged that the ED is focusing on the Chief Minister.
An ED supply mentioned, “The voice clip exhibits sure quarters are anxious and extra individuals nonetheless exterior the purview of the case are concerned.”
Union Minister V Muraleedharan alleged that the clip had been put out as a part of a conspiracy on the CMO. State Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran requested: “Who helped Swapna ship out such a message from jail, which is beneath the Dwelling Division dealt with by the Chief Minister.”
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