Extinct Kerala minister V Okay Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Extinct Public Works minister of Kerala V.Okay 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 team recorded the worn minister’s arrest at a non-public health center in the city the place he is undergoing medical therapy. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) leader became as soon as quizzed by the anti-graft agency three times in February this year.
Even supposing the VACB officials reached the worn minister’s dwelling at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to take him into custody, he became as soon as now now not there. The officials were told that Kunju became as soon as ill for the final two days and became as soon as admitted in a non-public health center. Later, the VACB team recorded the arrest on the health center. In keeping with experiences, extra measures will be taken after consulting with the medical doctors and assessing his successfully being condition.
Earlier, worn 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 essentially essentially based on the statement given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed accurate thru the UDF regime at a value of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 turned to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover must be reconstructed years after main structural damages were stumbled on. The bridge needed to be closed for bigger than a year and the Delhi Metro Rail Company has now now not too prolonged in the past started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the frightening arrest of the worn minister and senior IUML leader will turn to be a stable political instrument in opposition to the UDF accurate thru the ensuing native body elections. Pushed to the wall over a series of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM became as soon as in serious grief. The arrest of Kunju will give the occasion a likelihood to counter the UDF’s allegations accurate thru the election campaign.