K Sudhakaran Kerala Congress Chief arrested by Crime Branch

K Sudhakaran, Kerala Congress Chief arrested by Crime Branch for cheating and fraud in a case of a fake antique dealer, Monsun Mavunkal on Friday, June 23rd. Before the arrest, the KPCC chief was interrogated for almost 7 hours. However, he was released on bail later as he happened to obtain an interim anticipatory bail from the Kerala High Court.

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K Sudhakaran – Events leading to the arrest

The arrest of the Kerala Congress chief happened as a consequence of the complaint lodged by the Crime Branch Police on June 12th. The investigators allege that Sudhakaran had accepted kickbacks of over Rs. 25 lakhs during his visit to the Kochi office of the imprisoned antique dealer, Monsun Mavunkal. The money was handed to him by another individual named Anoop who had also paid another Rs. 10 Lakhs in exchange for a favor.

K Sudhakaran – Allegations denied

Speaking to the media before heading to the Crime Branch for questioning on Friday, he said, “I repose faith in the judiciary and am confident of getting justice from the court. I am appearing for the questioning with that confidence.”

Emerging out of the Crime Branch office after being questioned, Sudhakaran said, “They finished questioning me. They also registered arrest and gave me bail. I believe in the judiciary. Let this case go to trial. They have no evidence. They had things to ask me. I am very confident that there is nothing, in this case, to punish me as they have no such evidence. I am mentally prepared to face any problem.”

As per the latest news the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee has planned a mass protest against the arrest of their leader K Sudhakaran. However, the ruling Communist Party in Kerala has decided to adopt a non-partisan stance regarding the arrest. They have hence stayed away from making any political comments against the arrest and have also stayed away from any demands for the resignation of the Kerala Congress Chief as well.


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