Blackmailing of approver in actress attack case: SIM card, CCTV visuals turn crucial evidence
Kochi: A huge conspiracy was hatched to influence the approver in the actress attack case. Bekal police have confirmed that MLA KB Ganesh Kumar’s office secretary contacted the approver Vipin Lal, a native of Bekal.
It is found that Pradeep Kumar, office secretary of Ganesh Kumar, took a new SIM card to contact Vipin. The SIM card which was arranged from Tamil Nadu was used only to contact the approver. On January 28, Pradeep phoned Vipin Lal and asked him to change his statement.
Vipin has mentioned the phone call in his complaint filed with Bekal police.
On January 23, he visited Vipin Lal’s uncle with an aim to pressurize the family. He contacted Vipin from uncle’s phone and asked him to change his statement. Apart from this, he contacted Vipin from another SIM card on January 28. Tower location of this phone call was identified as Pathanapuram. After contacting Vipin at Kanhangad, he phoned two VIPs from his phone.
With this, it is revealed that VIPs are involved in the conspiracy.
Pradeep Kumar has given Kanhangad as his address in the lodge. The next day, he reached Bekal and visited Vipin Lal’s uncle Gireesh Kumar at the jewellery. He purchased a watch worth Rs 6000 from the section of jewellery where Vipin’s uncle was on duty. But he gave a fake name in the bill. Police have identified this fact during the investigation.
Police have unearthed the conspiracy after Vipin Lal lodged a complaint with Bekal police. Details relating to the phone call and CCTV visuals from the jewellery also turned crucial in the investigation.
KPCC general secretary Jyothikumar Chamakkala took to his Facebook and also shared the CCTV visuals of the jewellery which proved Pradeep Kumar’s visit.