Special Police team to probe Saseendran scandaltext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: The State government Thursday ordered a probe by a special investigation team into the alleged sleaze talk incident involving former Transport Minister A K Saseendran.
According to sources in the Chief Minister's Office, the team would be headed by Inspector General of Police Dhirendra Kashyap.
The team was constituted by DGP Loknath Behra, the sources said.
The government has already ordered a judicial probe headed by former district judge P S Antony and the police investigation would run parallel to it, they said.
The government has asked the judicial commission to submit its report in three months.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had forwarded a complaint lodged by women journalists affiliated to 'Network of Women in Media, India' which said that they were facing "disgraceful" situation following allegations that one of them had a role to play in the incident.
A comprehensive probe into the issue was needed to bring out the truth behind the whole matter, the complaint signed by Geeta Nazeer and Jisha Surya for the outfit said.
The complaint was in the wake of allegations that it was a "honey trap".