TVM Mayor's controversial letter: Crime Branch probe likely to be delayed

Arya Rajendran. Photo: Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: The Crime Branch probe into the controversial letter allegedly written by Thiruvananthapuram corporation mayor Arya Rajendran is likely to be delayed. Though the Crime Branch approached the mayor for recording her statement, she didn’t allot time for the same. As the recording of the complainant’s statement is the preliminary step in the probe, the Crime Branch team remains uncertain about how to proceed with the probe.

The mayor lodged a complaint with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after a letter signed by her seeking a list of CPM activists for appointment in the vacant posts in the corporation triggered a controversy on backdoor appointments. It is alleged that the mayor had sent the letter to CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagappan. When the letter surfaced in the media, the mayor denied writing the letter. In her complaint to the CM, she requested to find the source of the letter.

As per the mayor’s complaint, DGP Anil Kant ordered a Crime Branch probe into the controversial letter.

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