Used Kerala minister V Okay Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Used Public Works minister of Kerala V.Okay Ebrahim Kunju modified into as soon as arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in connection with the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB team recorded the dilapidated minister’s arrest at a non-public health center within the metropolis the assign he’s present process medical treatment. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) leader modified into as soon as quizzed by the anti-graft agency three cases in February this year.
Even supposing the VACB officers reached the dilapidated minister’s dwelling at Aluva within the outskirts of Kochi to utilize him into custody, he modified into as soon as not there. The officers had been informed that Kunju modified into as soon as sick for the closing two days and modified into as soon as admitted in a non-public health center. Later, the VACB team recorded the arrest at the health center. In step with experiences, extra measures shall be taken after consulting with the medical doctors and assessing his health condition.
Earlier, dilapidated PWD secretary T.O Sooraj modified into as soon as arrested by the VACB in connection with the rip-off. Kunju modified into as soon as arraigned within the case in step with the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed within the course of the UDF regime at a mark of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 turned to be an emblem of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover must be reconstructed years after predominant structural damages had been found. The bridge needed to be closed for more than a year and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has currently started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the unsightly arrest of the dilapidated minister and senior IUML leader will flip to be a accurate political instrument against the UDF within the course of the following native body elections. Pushed to the wall over a series of allegations within the gold smuggling case, the CPM modified into as soon as in deep anxiousness. The arrest of Kunju will give the event a likelihood to counter the UDF’s allegations within the course of the election marketing campaign.