EMCC MD booked for bid to torch his car, held in Goa
Kollam: In a major twist in the case on the bid to torch a car of EMCC managing director Shiju Varghese, police revealed that the complainant himself is involved in the crime.
Shiju Varghese, who was also a candidate in the assembly polls, has been taken into custody from Goa in connection with the case. Police informed that Shiju will be named as an accused in the case for conspiring to torch the car on the election day.
Earlier, police arrested a man from Thiruvananthapuram over the case. He is a member of a quotation gang. Police uncovered the EMCC Director’s involvement in the case after interrogating the accused who is in custody.
At the same time, the probe team also questioned Shiju’s driver as part of the investigation.
An attempt was made to torch Shiju Varghese’s car on the assembly election day. He contested the polls as an independent candidate from Kundara seat. Police registered a case after receiving a complaint from Shiju.
But LDF candidate in Kundara and fisheries minister J Mercykutty Amma alleged that Shiju Varghese is involved in the bid to torch the car. She alleged that he plotted the attack to frame a case against LDF.