THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the victims of Nirmal Krishna financial scam allege lackadaisical approach by the Tamil Nadu police in the Rs 2,000 crore Nirmal chit scam, state police chief Loknath Behera on Wednesday urged his Tamil Nadu counterpart to expedite the probe and ensure justice to the victims.
Mr. Behera sent a letter to Tamil Nadu DGP T.K. Rajendran in this regard, a statement from the police headquarters said on Wednesday.
He said in the letter that though Nirmal Krishna Nidhi was situated in parts of Tamil Nadu at Palukal near Parassala, a major chunk of the customers of the firm were from Kerala. Hence why the state police also constituted a team under Crime Branch IG S. Sreejith to assist the Tamil Nadu economic offence wing. Behera urged his Tamil Nadu counterpart to personally look into the case, said the statement.
The investors were alleging that the Tamil Nadu police was even trying to suppress their stir by clamping prohibitory orders. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu economic office wing team was camping in Thiruvananthap-uram over the last couple of days in view of suspicions that the key accused Nirmalan K alias Nirmal Krishna, may surrender here.
A Tamil Nadu native had lodged a cheating petition against Nirmalan and six other directors of the firm at Chief Judicial Magistrate court here the other day alleging that Nirmalan cheated her by collecting `26 lakhs from her at his house in Jagathy offering high returns. The court directed the Musuem police to register a case and investigate.
However, the police suspect that it was ploy by the accused to surrender here. The police was also making legal attempts to transfer the case to Tamil Nadu police....