The police have so far found no evidence to suggest that Sub Inspector, Valiathura, Suresh V. Nair, spoke ill of Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan to a petitioner at Valiathura police station last month.
The petitioner, Fazil of Cheriathura fishermen colony, had released an audio CD of his purported conversation with Mr. Suresh at the station house on July 25 to certain sections of the media this weekend. He claimed that he had secretly recorded the conversation on his mobile phone.
The police said that Fazil, originally a resident of Beemapally, was staying with his wife, Mini, in a community hall used by members of the Valiathura parish.
The government, with the help of the church, had rehabilitated all the other homeless families who occupied the hall. Fazil refused to be evicted from the hall stating that he was yet to be given a house. Around 150 parish members led by the vicar George Gomaz requested Mr. Suresh to intervene in the matter. The police summoned Fazil to the station on the basis of their signed petition. The police said Fazil told the SI that he had given a complaint to the Chief Minister. The SI told Fazil that he had no right to stay in the hall and advised him to find a new residence. The SI told Fazil that his occupation of the hall could create a law and order situation in the locality.
An investigator who examined the audio recording stated that there was nothing in the audio file to suggest that Mr. Suresh had spoken ill of Mr. Achuthanandan.