The controversy surrounds a letter purportedly written by Mayor Arya Rajendran, addressing the CPM district secretary, seeking a list of candidates for the 295 temporary vacancies in the Corporation.
She also deposed that the signature on the letter pad may have been scanned and forged. The Crime Branch has launched a detailed probe into the letter controversy.
The Crime Branch had recommended in its preliminary report that it could not find the original letter and recommended a case to be registered.
As per Crime Branch's report, a case should be registered for conducting a detailed investigation into the incident.
The BJP and UDF joined forces to protest Arya Rajendran presiding over the special meeting convened to discuss the 'letter row'.
The controversial letter, whose veracity is yet to be proved, contained the details of vacancies in the Corporation and had requested the CPM district secretary to provide the candidates.
P S Gopinathan, the Ombudsman for LSGI, took the action on a complaint filed by Youth Congress District President Sudheer Shah Palode.
The Mayor demanded the Mahila Congress leader to retract her statement through a document and via media and apologise within seven days, failing which legal measures will be initiated against her.
The Thiruvananthapuram district secretariat meeting of the party has decided that the party probe and remedial actions can be made later.
A team is probing the origins of a letter reportedly sent by Mayor Arya Rajendran seeking recommendations from Nagappan to appoint CPM supporters to temporary posts in the civic body.