Frail Kerala minister V Ok Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Frail Public Works minister of Kerala V.Ok Ebrahim Kunju turned into arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in reference to the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB team recorded the usual minister’s arrest at a inside of most successfully being heart in the city where he is present process medical medication. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) chief turned into quizzed by the anti-graft agency three situations in February this three hundred and sixty five days.
Though the VACB officials reached the usual minister’s apartment at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to take him into custody, he turned into now no longer there. The officials had been told that Kunju turned into ill for the final two days and turned into admitted in a inside of most successfully being heart. Later, the VACB team recorded the arrest at the successfully being heart. Per reports, additional measures might perhaps perhaps be taken after consulting with the doctors and assessing his successfully being condition.
Earlier, usual PWD secretary T.O Sooraj turned into arrested by the VACB in reference to the rip-off. Kunju turned into arraigned in the case based fully on the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed right by technique of the UDF regime at a label of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 turned to be a symbol of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover has to be reconstructed years after foremost structural damages had been learned. The bridge needed to be closed for bigger than a three hundred and sixty five days and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has now no longer too long ago began the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the ravishing arrest of the usual minister and senior IUML chief will flip to be a solid political instrument in opposition to the UDF right by technique of the ensuing native physique elections. Pushed to the wall over a sequence of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM turned into in deep peril. The arrest of Kunju will give the birthday celebration an opportunity to counter the UDF’s allegations right by technique of the election campaign.