28 March Tuesday

Just Friends With Swapna Suresh; Not Acquainted With Chief Minister or Kodiyeri : Shaji Kiran

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Thursday Jun 9, 2022

Kochi : Shaji Kiran, who Swapna Suresh accused of intimidating her, said he was friends and just that with Swapna. I went to Swapna’s house after she called me over,  said Shaji. Swapna is known to me. However, I do not know the Chief Minister or CPI(M) State Secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, said Shaji, responding to Swapna’s claim that he threatened her asking to withdraw complaint against CM.

I know Swapna as a friend. I know her mother and brother as well. She would many a time call me over on her visits to Kochi. I know Sarith as a friend of hers. Swapna called me telling Sarith was abducted the day prior and I should come to her home in Palakkad. That’s why I went over to her office in Palakkad and assured of any possible legal help, said Shaji.

I did not go to see Swapna on behalf of anyone. Rather, I just went over to offer help up on her calling. I never asked her to change testimony and post it on social media. As a friends I advised her to watch out for safety in doing anything. That’s all, said Shaji.