Susceptible Kerala minister V Ok Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Susceptible Public Works minister of Kerala V.Ok Ebrahim Kunju modified into arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in connection with the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB group recorded the frail minister’s arrest at a non-public successfully being facility in the metropolis the build he is present process clinical treatment. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) leader modified into quizzed by the anti-graft agency three events in February this yr.
Though the VACB officials reached the frail minister’s home at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to utilize him into custody, he modified into no longer there. The officials had been instantaneous that Kunju modified into sick for the final two days and modified into admitted in a non-public successfully being facility. Later, the VACB group recorded the arrest on the successfully being facility. Basically based mostly on reviews, extra measures will seemingly be taken after consulting with the clinical doctors and assessing his successfully being condition.
Earlier, frail PWD secretary T.O Sooraj modified into arrested by the VACB in connection with the rip-off. Kunju modified into arraigned in the case in line with the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed in some unspecified time in the future of the UDF regime at a payment of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 turned to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover need to be reconstructed years after well-known structural damages had been discovered. The bridge wanted to be closed for bigger than a yr and the Delhi Metro Rail Company has currently started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the horrible arrest of the frail minister and senior IUML leader will turn to be an spectacular political instrument against the UDF in some unspecified time in the future of the following native body elections. Pushed to the wall over a sequence of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM modified into in serious ache. The arrest of Kunju will give the event an different to counter the UDF’s allegations in some unspecified time in the future of the election campaign.