‘Don’t try to scare me with terms like treason, protocol violation,’ warns Jaleel
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Higher Education KT Jaleel warned those unleashing allegations against him in connection with the controversial gold smuggling case. Taking to Facebook, the minister responded on the accusations levelled against him by BJP and Congress.
“The ruling party at the Centre and the former ruling party are raising allegations that transporting Holy Quran copies, gifted by UAE, to Malappuram in a government vehicle carrying books with no extra expenses from the treasury is the most heinous crime,” he said.
Don’t try to threaten me with terms like treason, protocol violation or central agency probe. As I have done nothing wrong, I don’t fear anyone, he added.
Earlier the day, BJP state president K Surendran had alleged the statement made by Jaleel regarding the packets transported to Malappuram was false. The probe team obtained information that 28 packets were sent from UAE Consulate to C-apt under Higher Education department, and all these packets were taken to Malappuram. When the probe team took action to interrogate the officials at C-apt, Jaleel claimed that the packets contained Holy Quran copies. This is a false statement. There is no need to send the Quran from UAE. The holy text is readily available anywhere in Kerala,” Surendran had said.