In her statement to the Enforcement Directorate in the dollar smuggling case, prime accused Swapna Suresh made serious allegations against Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan. The Directorate included her claims in their second report filed in front of the Kerala High Court. According to her, the Speaker had called her to his flat “for some personal dirty intentions”.
According to Swapna, Sreeramakrishnan had told her that the flat in Chakka was his hideout and that she had not gone alone despite several calls from the Speaker. “Apart from Sreeramakrishnan’s investments in the Middle East College, Oman, as far as I know, the flat at Marutham, Pettah, belongs to him. However, it is in the name of some other person and he told me about the real owner of the flat to convince me to feel safe as he used to call me there for some personal dirty intentions,” she said. She added that she was removed as the in charge of the Middle East College as she didn’t “succumb to the Speaker’s intentions”.
In her claims, Swapna also added that she personally informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about resigning from the UAE consulate and she revealed that M Sivasankar’s — former principal secretary to the Chief Minister — team was there in the CM’s office. Her statement also carries severe allegations against Sivasankar, claiming that the latter’s team in the CM office had been hijacking many government projects in Benami names. She also named CM Raveendran — Pinarayi Vijayan’s Additional Private Secretary — and Puthalathu Dineshan — the CM’s political secretary — amongst the team.