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The News Minute | January 20, 2015 | 06:56 pm IST The 'bar bribe' case in Kerala seems to be getting murkier by the day.  A day after Biju Ramesh, the whistle-blower in the case, released two controversial telephone conversations he claims he had with senior political leaders, an accused in the ‘Kochi sex blackmail case' was seen going to Ramesh's house to meet him.  Bindiya Thomas, an accused in the ‘Kochi sex blackmail case', went to meet Ramesh at his residence on Tuesday.  While leaving Ramesh's residence, Bindiya told the media that Biju Ramesh would give them the details regarding their meet. Not encouraging any speculations, Ramesh responded saying Bindiya had messaged him promising to give proof against Mani, but then he realized that it was a just a trap and denied to meet her. He also said that PC George is behind this move. As per media analysts, PC George, Mani or anybody from the Mani group of Kerala Congress could be behind this. Ramesh had on Monday released two telephone conversations, which he claims he had with Balakrishna Pillai and PC George, about a Rs 1 crore bribe allegedly given to Finance Minister KM Mani.  Pillai had responded saying he stood by the statements he has made in the conversation with Biju Ramesh, though he feels Ramesh should not have released the audio. George had not commented on the conversations. Read: 'KM Mani took more bribes', Balakrishna Pillai's audio released That Bindiya approached Ramesh just a day after the conversations were released had given rise to several more tricky questions. Bindiya's name first appeared in news reports in July 2014 after the ‘Kochi sex blackmail case’ came to light. Bindiya belonged to a gang that would trap men, especially NRIs by luring them using the women. The gang used to record sexual encounters which the women had with the victims and later used it to blackmail them. The case came out after an NRI complained to the police that he was being blackmailed for Rs 3 crore. Read: Saritha Nair is a distant memory: Bindiya and Ruksana, accused in sex blackmail case become new household names in Kerala Her connection to the 'bar bribe' case is yet unclear and several questions regarding it remains to be answered. Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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