Frail Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Frail Public Works minister of Kerala V.K Ebrahim Kunju used to be arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in reference to the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB crew recorded the ragged minister’s arrest at a deepest clinical institution within the metropolis the establish he’s present process clinical therapy. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) leader used to be quizzed by the anti-graft agency three cases in February this twelve months.
Though the VACB officials reached the ragged minister’s house at Aluva within the outskirts of Kochi to defend terminate him into custody, he used to be now no longer there. The officials were told that Kunju used to be in unhappy health for the final two days and used to be admitted in a deepest clinical institution. Later, the VACB crew recorded the arrest at the clinical institution. Per reports, additional measures will be taken after consulting with the doctors and assessing his neatly being condition.
Earlier, ragged PWD secretary T.O Sooraj used to be arrested by the VACB in reference to the rip-off. Kunju used to be arraigned within the case primarily based on the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed throughout the UDF regime at a be conscious of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 turned to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover needs to be reconstructed years after significant structural damages were found. The bridge had to be closed for more than a twelve months and the Delhi Metro Rail Company has now no longer too lengthy ago started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the cultured arrest of the ragged minister and senior IUML leader will flip to be a strong political tool in opposition to the UDF throughout the ensuing native physique elections. Pushed to the wall over a sequence of allegations within the gold smuggling case, the CPM used to be in serious anxiety. The arrest of Kunju will give the birthday party a probability to counter the UDF’s allegations throughout the election advertising and marketing campaign.