Feeble Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Feeble Public Works minister of Kerala V.K Ebrahim Kunju changed into arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in connection with the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB body of workers recorded the light minister’s arrest at a non-public sanatorium in town the place he’s present process clinical treatment. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) chief changed into quizzed by the anti-graft company thrice in February this 300 and sixty five days.
Even though the VACB officers reached the light minister’s residence at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to clutch him into custody, he changed into not there. The officers were told that Kunju changed into sick for the last two days and changed into admitted in a non-public sanatorium. Later, the VACB body of workers recorded the arrest at the sanatorium. According to reviews, extra measures will be taken after consulting with the clinical doctors and assessing his health condition.
Earlier, light PWD secretary T.O Sooraj changed into arrested by the VACB in connection with the rip-off. Kunju changed into arraigned in the case in accordance with the statement given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed for the length of the UDF regime at a tag of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 grew to change into to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover has to be reconstructed years after important structural damages were chanced on. The bridge had to be closed for extra than a 300 and sixty five days and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has recently started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the surprising arrest of the light minister and senior IUML chief will flip to be a solid political instrument against the UDF for the length of the following local physique elections. Pushed to the wall over a chain of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM changed into in deep peril. The arrest of Kunju will give the birthday party a likelihood to counter the UDF’s allegations for the length of the election advertising campaign.