Kochi: BJP seeks a report from a three-member independent panel on the alleged Kodakara Hawala Case, associated with a string of controversies. The panel members include CV Ananda Bose (Retired civil servant), Jacob Thomas (Former IPS Officer), and E Sreedharan (Former Delhi Metro Chief). The central BJP has requested a distribution report of the funds that were sent to the state prior to the elections.
A plea has been filed in the High Court stating that the Hawala Case must be handed over to the crime branch or a special investigative unit, as the local police administration is not effective. The plea was filed by Mr. Issac Varghese, the State President of the Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Protection Council. Varghese said, “The local police are not investigating effectively and they have failed to offer scientific evidence of the Hawala case”.
As per the latest reports on the Hawala Heist, a helicopter was also used to smuggle the money.
Meanwhile, BJP’s involvement in the case has also surfaced lately. The Kerela Police has probed several BJP leaders in connection to the Hawala robbery case. The Police also questioned Surendran’s son after his personal call records revealed a suspicion.
The Hawala robbery case emerged when a native of Chelannur, Shamjeer Samsudeen filed a police complaint on April 7th. A criminal gang robbed around Rs. 25 lakhs from him on the national highway flyover. The Hawala highway loot gained more attention when the local police found out after the investigation that the money was looted by BJP’s local leaders. During the investigation of the case, the state police recovered a massive amount of up to Rs. 1.3 crores from the criminal gang. The criminals were arrested and confessed that the Hawala operation was carried out by BJP’s local leaders in Thrissur.
Earlier, Mr. BL Santosh was in charge of the State Affairs, however, a lot of BJP leaders have accused him of favoring the official faction led by state unit chief K. Surendran. Hence, now the top leadership of India including PM Modi and Amit Shah (Union Minister) seek reports from an independent panel on the alleged Hawala robbery case.