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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Crime Department staff that probed the allegations of rape and sexual abuse filed by the photo voltaic rip-off accused girl in opposition to Congress stalwart Oommen Chandy has intimated the CBI, which is probing the case now, that it couldn’t collect any proof in opposition to the chief in the course of the course of its investigation.
The Crime Department in its proforma report submitted to the central company mentioned it had didn’t unearth any proof in opposition to Chandy, giving the veteran chief an enormous aid within the run-up to the meeting polls. It’s learnt that the Crime Department has given related stories on AICC common secretary Okay C Venugopal, Congress MPs Hibi Eden and Adoor Prakash, former minister A P Anil Kumar and BJP nationwide vice-president A P Abdullakutty.
“All features and details talked about by the petitioner in her assertion and the complaints had been verified. Proof to corroborate the alleged offence couldn’t be obtained thus far,” the report learn. One of many causes for not with the ability to substantiate the allegations raised by the lady was that the decision element information (CDRs) of Chandy’s cell phone couldn’t be retrieved because the offence had allegedly occurred seven years in the past. “It’s knowledgeable by the service suppliers that the CDRs will not be obtainable with them since greater than seven years have elapsed,” the report mentioned.
‘Crime Department didn’t unearth proof’
Extremely-placed police sources mentioned the report couldn’t be termed as a clear chit for Chandy. “The proforma report is filed by state companies when the central companies take over the case. The Crime Department in its report had mentioned they had been but to seek out any proof to hyperlink Chandy with the alleged offence and that report isn’t the conclusion. It’s now as much as the CBI that’s probing the case to unearth the proof in opposition to Chandy, if any,” a supply added.
Sources instructed TNIE that it was not simply Chandy who acquired a breather. Trusted sources mentioned an analogous proforma report has been filed on Venugopal indicating that no proof was discovered that he had dedicated the offence. The stories on Hibi Eden, Adoor Prakash, Anil Kumar and Abdullakutty additionally reportedly carry related remarks, suggesting that the Crime Department in its probe had failed to gather proof in opposition to them. The state authorities had handed over six circumstances to the CBI based mostly on the lady’s request this January.
“For the reason that service suppliers share CDRs of telephones for under as much as a 12 months, it was not attainable to gather any cyber forensic proof to even recommend that the accused had been current on the alleged crime spot. The circumstances had been registered a number of years after the offence allegedly came about,” mentioned an officer, who was a part of the probe, on the situation of anonymity.