Veteran Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover scam
Kochi: Veteran 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 scam. The VACB crew recorded the old minister’s arrest at a non-public sanatorium in the metropolis the place he is undergoing scientific remedy. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) leader used to be quizzed by the anti-graft agency Thrice in February this 365 days.
Even when the VACB officials reached the old minister’s rental at Aluva in the outskirts of Kochi to capture him into custody, he used to be no longer there. The officials were urged that Kunju used to be sick for the final two days and used to be admitted in a non-public sanatorium. Later, the VACB crew recorded the arrest on the sanatorium. In step with reports, further measures will be taken after consulting with the docs and assessing his health situation.
Earlier, old PWD secretary T.O Sooraj used to be arrested by the VACB in reference to the scam. Kunju used to be arraigned in the case primarily based mostly on the observation given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed for the period of the UDF regime at a price of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 became to be a symbol of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover has to be reconstructed years after predominant structural damages were came throughout. The bridge wanted to be closed for larger than a 365 days and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has honest no longer too long ago began the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the image of ruling LDF, the gruesome arrest of the old minister and senior IUML leader will flip to be a solid political software against the UDF for the period of the following local physique elections. Pushed to the wall over a series of allegations in the gold smuggling case, the CPM used to be in serious fret. The arrest of Kunju will give the party an different to counter the UDF’s allegations for the period of the election campaign.