Aged Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Aged Public Works minister of Kerala V.K Ebrahim Kunju became as soon as arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in reference to the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB group recorded the used minister’s arrest at a non-public sanatorium in the metropolis the assign he is undergoing scientific treatment. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) chief became as soon as quizzed by the anti-graft company three instances in February this 12 months.
Despite the fact that the VACB officials reached the used minister’s rental at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to retract him into custody, he became as soon as no longer there. The officials bear been instructed that Kunju became as soon as sick for the closing two days and became as soon as admitted in a non-public sanatorium. Later, the VACB group recorded the arrest at the sanatorium. According to stories, further measures will most in all probability be taken after consulting with the scientific doctors and assessing his health situation.
Earlier, used PWD secretary T.O Sooraj became as soon as arrested by the VACB in reference to the rip-off. Kunju became as soon as arraigned in the case in step with the observation given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed one day of the UDF regime at a charge of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 changed into to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover must be reconstructed years after fundamental structural damages bear been found. The bridge needed to be closed for more than a 12 months and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has currently started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the portray of ruling LDF, the beautiful arrest of the used minister and senior IUML chief will turn to be a solid political tool towards the UDF one day of the ensuing native body elections. Pushed to the wall over a chain of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM became as soon as in deep danger. The arrest of Kunju will give the occasion a probability to counter the UDF’s allegations one day of the election campaign.