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K Surendran's helicopter travels were allegedly to carry money avoid road inspectios

Probe Extends To K Surendran; State President, General Secy Responsible For Money Transactions

CA PremachandranUpdated: Monday May 31, 2021

Thrissur : BJP State President K Surendran is likely to be summoned for questioning in connection with the havala money smuggled and subsequently robbed by party’s own men given that,  BJP’s state president and general secretary are primarily in-charge of the party’s funds and transactions thereof. The party’s  general  secretary  M Ganesh and  State Office Secretary G Girish were questioned recently and probe officials hint they might quiz K Surendran for his statements too.

Thrissur District Office Secretary Satheeshan was questioned on Monday.  He was summoned after  the havala money carrier Dharmaraj stated that the accommodation for the robbery gang was arranged by district leaders including Satheeshan. According to sources, the looted money was meant for BJP’s “A Class” constituencies. It was originally planned to shell out Rs. 5 crore in one of its priority A Class mandalams and reports are now  emerging that a senior leader asked to set aside Rs 1.5 crore thereof. During interrogations, M Ganesh, G Girish and Alappuzha District Treasurer KG Karta maintained  innocence claiming they had no links to the havala money. Meanwhile, police have secured proof to their telephonic discussions with one another before  each appearance before the probe team. All three will be summoned again based on the digital proofs on hand. Police have received information of huge monetary deals entered into one of the district leaders post robbery.  A big chunk of the looted money was entrusted with s benami, whom the police hope to capture shortly.

Complaint Stating Surendran’s Chopper Carried Money
The president of Kerala Anti-Corruption Council, Isaac Varghese,  submitted a letter to Chief Minister and state DGP urging  investigations into K Surendran’s helicopter trips during elections. The complaint says the chopper travels were aimed to avoid vehicle inspections on road and ferry money via helicopter instead.