Govt spent Rs 34 lakhs to prevent CBI investigation in Periya double murder case, alleges V Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister V Muraleedharan stated that the state government spent Rs 34 lakhs to argue in court that Periya double murder case should not be handed over to CBI. He alleged that reputed lawyers from Delhi were hired to impede the investigation into the case in which CPM workers were named as accused.
“The state government has approached the Supreme Court to stop CBI investigation in Periya double murder case. Rs 25 lakhs was paid to an advocate to appear in High court once. This decision was taken after CPM has been accused of corruption in Life Mission project”, he said.
CPM has approached the court demanding to cancel the FIR in Life Mission case even though none of the officers in the project have been named in the FIR.
Muraleedharan said that CBI is not investigating the case under any sort of political pressure. CPM’s anti-CBI stance is caused by the fact that all their corruption will be brought to light if it is investigated by an independent agency.
He also added that it was Sitaram Yechury and Buddhadeb Bhattacharya who demanded a CBI investigation in the Sharada chit scam in Bengal in 2014, it was the CPM General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh who demanded that CBI should investigate Amaravathi land scam.
In 2019, it was CPM Polit Bureau member G Ramakrishnan who demanded that CBI should investigate the Pollachi rape case.
The Union Minister also asked Congress to clarify whether the secret nexus with Jamaat-e-Islami was formed upon the instruction of Rahul Gandhi. “These discussions took place immediately after Rahul Gandhi visited Kerala. Congress should clarify whether forming an alliance with terrorist outfits is their Pan-India policy”.
The attempt to trap Kummanam Rajasekharan in a corruption case failed in the initial stage itself. The complainant has said that he did not give any statement against Kumamanam Rajasekharan.
He also said that he will ask the government to conduct a thorough investigation in this case.