Religious texts issue: NIA raiding C-apt office again
Thiruvananthapuram: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is raiding the Kerala State Centre for Advanced Printing & Training (C-apt) in Vattiyoorkavu here once again in connection with the delivery of religious texts in Malappuram.
The NIA had raided the C-apt in three phases on Tuesday morning and recorded the statements of former MD of C-apt and the staff. The officials collected a Quran taken from the delivered packet which was kept in the residence of a staff in C-apt. A detailed search was conducted on Tuesday.
Earlier, there were allegations that GPS was not functioning after crossing Thrissur while carrying the religious texts to Malappuram. Technical experts will be part of the NIA team on Wednesday to check the GPS thoroughly.
The Customs had summoned the staff to Kochi for interrogation in connection with this. However, they could not provide correct information about the GPS issue.
The staff said that they travelled to Malappuram carrying the texts as directed by their higher officials. Also they could not give a proper reply to the questions on why the religious texts were brought to C-apt. With this, the NIA officials decided to raid the office again.
K T Jaleel, Minister for Higher Education, was interrogated twice by the Enforcement Directorate and once by the NIA in connection with this case. The NIA is conducting the raid in C-apt after this and it is crucial in the case.