Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has confirmed that two CDs that contain the details of telephone conversations of Saritha S. Nair, an accused in the solar scam, are missing from the police.
Mr. Radhakrishnan was speaking to mediapersons who met him here on Friday evening.
Referring to media reports on the CDs, a crucial evidence that could expose Saritha’s links with top functionaries in the political, police, and administrative structure in the State, the Minister said the CDs had gone out of the hands of the police on June 15 and 19. The Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) is looking into it, he said.
Referring to the reported comments of Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran about the State Police Department, Mr. Radhakrishnan said that if Mr. Ramachandran had any information about the Police Department trying to topple the State government, he could have handed it over to the Chief Minister. In fact, Mr. Ramachandran himself was in a position to inquire into such matters. ‘‘However, the State government has no such complaint,’’ Mr. Radhakrishnan said.
He alleged that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was trying to make political mileage out of the issue. To another question, the Minister said the details regarding the passport issued to Bineesh Kodiyeri were on police records. ‘‘We have not done anything on the matter,’’ he said.
He reiterated that there was no bitterness between him and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and that ‘‘we would stand as one behind him.’’