A 2013 letter written by Kerala’s solar scam accused Saritha S Nair, containing allegations of sexual abuse against top Congress leaders, has again turned the heat on AICC general secretary and the party’s Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal. Venugopal is being targeted by the BJP.
Saritha had written the letter from jail on July 19, 2013. Names mentioned in the letter, including Venugopal’s, were widely discussed through the course of investigation in the multi-crore scam case.
Since a probe under the freshly constituted Special Investigation Team was announced, Venugopal has reiterated that the allegations were politically motivated. “I myself had written to the Commission requesting it to release any digital evidence against me regarding the allegation, as claimed by Saritha. I repeated the request when I was called in for interrogation but the Commission denied being in possession of any such evidence.”