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 Anthoor case: Jaleel gives Govindan clean chit, verifies MLA James Mathews’ note,
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Anthoor case: Jaleel gives Govindan clean chit, verifies MLA James Mathews’ note,

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The suicide last week of expat entrepreneur Sajan Parayil in Kannur for being denied the building certificate by the Anthoor municipality continues to rage giving the LDF Government and the CPIM tougher days ahead.

From violent protests by the Opposition in Kannur demanding resignation of municipal chairperson PK Shyamala for leading to Sajan Parayil's suicide, Minister KT Jaleel confirmed that he had received the memorandum submitted by MLA James Mathew in connection with the issue.

Jaleel told mediapersons on Thursday that in connection with Sajan's Rs 15-crore convention centre, he had received MLA James Mathews' memorandum regarding lapses in granting the licence and directed officials to take action.

This was an issue James had raised during the party's recent state committee meeting. However, he had also accused party central committee member MV Govindan and husband of Shyamala of interfering in the matter by speaking to the Minister's personal staff.

But, Jaleel said none in his personal staff had made any intervention by anyone, giving Govindan a clean chit. To add fuel, Aanthoor municipality vice-president K Shaju in a Facebook post wanted Shyamala to show "maturity and courage to own up to her mistakes".

However, the post was withdrawn in hardly an hour. Shaju was also said to be active in a WhatsApp group to criticise Shyamala. He also pulled himself out of the group.

Separately, the march by Youth Congress activists to the Anthoor municipality office demanding resignation of Shyamala turned violent and police had to use water guns to disperse the agitators.

Yuva Morcha also organised a protest march to the Kannur SP office demanding action against P K Shyamala.