The Kerala Police have began a probe into the mystery behind the claim of noted writer Sukumar Azhikode that he had received a phone call from Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan suggesting him to settle the differences between them.
Achuthanandan and Azhikode have been locked in a wordy duel over the adverse comment made by the latter on the 'laugh' made by the Chief Minister on the day of poll results when LDF was routed in the Lok Sabha polls.
In a new turn, Azhikode yesterday claimed Achuthanandan had on Wednesday night called him suggesting to settle the differences.
However, Achuthanandan has refuted the claim of Azhikode saying he had not spoken to the writer over telephone.
Azhikode had told repoters in Thrissur that if it was not the Chief Minister, a probe should be made to find out the caller.
District Superintendent of Police M P Dinesh on Saturday said he visited the residence of Azhikode and took his statement on the matter.