Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police Tuesday informed a court here
that a sub-inspector arrested for allegedly sending a forged letter to the
media has links with banned outfits.
Police told the
Thiruvananthapuram judicial magistrate court Tuesday that they have
stumbled upon crucial evidence that subinspector Biju Salim has links with
banned outfits and hence they should be given his custody to crack the
The court allowed police to keep Salim till March 27.
who was with the High-Tech cell of Kerala police, had been arrested Sunday
and sent to judicial custody. He has been accused of sending out a forged
letter to the media saying the government wanted 268 e-mail IDs snooped
The Oommen Chandy government was left gasping in January
when a Malayalam weekly magazine published a letter purportedly sent by a
top intelligence official to the High-Tech Cell with the list of e-mail
addresses to be probed.
Among the list of e-mail IDs, more than
230 belonged to members of the Muslim community. It created a huge uproar
in the state as many felt that a particular community was being kept under
Chandy came under heavy attack and announced a probe
The preliminary probe found the documents which led to
the e-mail row were leaked from the High-Tech Cell of Kerala Police. But
finally the letter published by the media was found to be fabricated and
leaked to the media by Salim.
Police claim to have found out that
a conspiracy on this was hatched in Kozhikode and here. Crucial documents
and CDs have been recovered from Salim and police have zeroed in on a few
others who allegedly helped Salim, say police.