Feeble Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Feeble Public Works minister of Kerala V.K Ebrahim Kunju was 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 dilapidated minister’s arrest at a non-public successfully being facility in the city the safe he is present process scientific medicines. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) chief was as soon as quizzed by the anti-graft agency three cases in February this One year.
Despite the indisputable truth that the VACB officers reached the dilapidated minister’s house at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to choose him into custody, he was as soon as no longer there. The officers had been suggested that Kunju was as soon as sick for the final two days and was as soon as admitted in a non-public successfully being facility. Later, the VACB team recorded the arrest on the successfully being facility. In conserving with reports, further measures will likely be taken after consulting with the docs and assessing his successfully being situation.
Earlier, dilapidated PWD secretary T.O Sooraj was as soon as arrested by the VACB in reference to the rip-off. Kunju was as soon as arraigned in the case based entirely entirely on the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed staunch by the UDF regime at a price of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 became to be a symbol of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover must be reconstructed years after main structural damages had been found. The bridge needed to be closed for bigger than a One year and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has lately started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the honest arrest of the dilapidated minister and senior IUML chief will flip to be a valid political tool towards the UDF staunch by the following local body elections. Pushed to the wall over a sequence of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM was as soon as in serious distress. The arrest of Kunju will give the occasion a chance to counter the UDF’s allegations staunch by the election marketing campaign.