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Businessman James Kumar ‘di dumalo sa ‘PDEA leaks’ probe ng Senado

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi sumipot sa imbestigasyon ng Senate panel sa “leaked” Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) documents na nag-uugnay sa ilang personalidad, ang Indian businessman na si James Kumar.

“We have invited Mr. James Kumar. However, as of this morning, his lawyer gave us a medical certificate indicating that he is now at the Makati Medical Center. He is confined due to some illness or stroke,” paliwanag ng committee secretary makaraang tanungin ng panel chair na si Senador Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa kung dadalo ba sa hearing ang naturang negosyante.

Bagama’t hindi siya isang doktor, binusisi umano ni Dela Rosa ang medical certificate ni Kumar na ipinresenta sa panel at nagtataka umano ito sa timing ng pagkaka-admit ni Kumar sa ospital.

Sa hiwalay na pahayag na inilabas, itinanggi ni Kumar ang kaugnayan sa mga kontrobersiya na nakapaloob sa leaked PDEA documents.

“I do not know former PDEA Agent [Jonathan] Morales, nor was I aware of the issue he is involved in and subject of the Senate inquiry. I only learned of the issue, and agent Morales, and “Romy” after my name was mentioned by blogger Maharlika on 04 May 2024. In fact, I was not aware of the ‘Mekus Mekus’ allegation the day before,” ani Kumar.

“I categorically deny the alleged three-way call between former Agent Santiago, myself and ‘LAM’. The claim itself is unbelievable, and any logical person would see the absurdity of the claim,” dagdag pa niya.

Aminado si Kumar na nag-ambag ito sa kampanya ng “Team Unity” na banner slogan ng tandem na si Marcos at Sara Duterte sa 2022 presidential and vice-presidential elections.

Sa kabila nito, nanindigan siyang “his conscience is clear.” RNT/JGC