Monday, November 25, 2013

‘CPM leader son brain behind MBBS scam’

Kollam: The CPM is on the defensive after Kavitha Pillai, the medical seat scam accused, gave a statement to the police that the son of a CPM leader is the  brain behind the scam.

Rash Lal, son of former Kollam district committee member D. Radhakrishnan, is the prime accused in the scam, according to Kavitha’s statement.
Police said Rash Lal had taken money from 60 persons promising seats. A look-out notice has been issued for him.

Radhakrishnan, according to sources, is a supporter of the Pinarayi Vijayan faction in the party, though he was earlier with the VS faction. In 2005, when he was a district committee member, his son  got involved in a spirit case, leading to his  losing his membership in the district committee.

The Kollam DCC has used this opportunity to attack the LDF.  “Why is the LDF not responding to this scam after creating an uproar over the  Saritha issue? It should come up with its response at the earliest,” said Prathapavarma Thampan, Kollam DCC president. Kavitha Pillai is likely to be produced in a Kollam court on Friday.
DC | 15th Nov 2013

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