Vigilance arrests aged Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested aged Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in reference to the irregularities in the construction of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB group arrested the aged minister from a health center in town, the place aside he was admitted the day gone by. The minister was absent from his role when the Vigilance group went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Relate’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native physique elections in December. The aged minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Experiences of irregularities in the flyover construction were observed closing year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease online page online visitors at Kochi at a value of ₹42 crore was inaugurated in October 2016. Nonetheless it undoubtedly was closed for online page online visitors on Can also 1, 2019 on security issues after detecting some defects in its construction. A bunch from IIT Madras also inspected the flyover and detected cracks in the girders and pillars.
The case against the aged Minister, who’s the fifth accused in the case, was that he had ordered the open of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as advance to the builder of the flyover at a nominal price of curiosity. VACB officials urged the court that this has value the exchequer ₹60 lakh by attain of curiosity alone.
The VACB has to this level arrested eight people, including aged PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in reference to the case.
The Chief of Opposition in the Relate Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the aged minister as the act of the authorities to divert public attention when central companies are conserving multiple investigations against the authorities, including the Chief Minister’s place aside of job in the gold smuggling and corruption circumstances.