Thiruvananthapuram: Instead of Palakkad Hyderali Shihab Thangal, the Enforcement Director(ED) should be questioning PK Kunjalikutty in connection with money laundering through Chandrika daily, said KT Jaleel, further urging that ED should withdraw its notice against Thangal who is undergoing treatment owing to ill health. ED is fully aware Kunjalikutty is the real culprit and it seeks to save him, said KT Jaleel.
ED is aware that Thangal is not responsible for embezzlements that took place at Chandrika. ED should issue formal notice to Kunjalikutty. Kunjalikutty should take responsibility for the undue happenings and appear for questioning. After deceiving Thangal grossly, Kunjalikutty comes to attend Assembly most joyfully. Kunjalikutty sold out League own politics for a few silver coins. Kunjalikutty used Chandrika to launder his black money.
Chandrika daily is now akin to a poor priest serving at temple worth crores. The provident fund of Chandrika employees are in arrears of nearly Rs 5 crores now, a lapse that can attract punishment of jail-term for those responsible. Employees at the daily are not receiving salaries and had held protest over the plight a while back. Chandrika editions outside Kerala have stopped. Rs 6 crore is overdue to the press that prints Chandrika daily in UAE and although funds were raised to the tune of 4.4 million UAE Dirhams, not a rupee was paid to the said printing press. Instead, some individuals pocketed that all of that money after funneling it through a business establishment owned by PK Kunjalikutty. Chandrika daily currently prints in Qatar in PDF format only.
Close aides of Kunjalikutty were enthroned as heads at KMCC to gobble up funds raised for Chandrika and League. ED investigations will deeply hurt all those loving Thangal and that family by setting up porbe against Thangal. There is much protest over this within League too, said Jaleel.