On Friday Kerala Police put out a notice to BJP state president K Surendran to appear for questioning on Tuesday in relation with its investigation into the highway robbery of Rs 3.50 crore ahead of the Assembly elections.
Many BJP leaders in Thrissur district, BJP state general secretary (organization) M Ganeshan, K Surendran’s office secretary Dipin, and his driver Libeesh have been questioned earlier.
The case was reported based on a complaint of the driver of the looted car. He said that the looted Rs 25 lakh cash belonged to Kozhikode-based RSS worker A K Dharmaraja. He further said that the amount was being transported to Kochi for business purposes.
Police have arrested 21 people and recovered Rs 1.25 crore, giving credence to the assumption that the looted amount was Rs 3.50 crore. Dharmarajan had moved to a court in Thrissur aiming in the direction to police that the recovered money should be handed over to him. In a counter-affidavit to his petition, police predicted that the money was part of BJP’s election fund, and was meant to be exhausted in central Kerala. Police said state-level leaders of BJP were privy to the movement of the money. The court has posted the petition for hearing on July 13.