Vigilance arrests dilapidated Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested dilapidated Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in connection with the irregularities in the event of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB crew arrested the dilapidated minister from a health center in the town, where he used to be admitted the day gone by. The minister used to be absent from his notify when the Vigilance crew went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Suppose’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for local physique elections in December. The dilapidated minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Reports of irregularities in the flyover construction had been noticed closing one year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease traffic at Kochi at a price of ₹42 crore used to be inaugurated in October 2016. But it used to be closed for traffic on Can also fair 1, 2019 on safety considerations after detecting some defects in its construction. A crew from IIT Madras also inspected the flyover and detected cracks in the girders and pillars.
The case towards the dilapidated Minister, who’s the fifth accused in the case, used to be that he had ordered the free up of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as reach to the builder of the flyover at a nominal price of curiosity. VACB officials told the court docket that this has price the exchequer ₹60 lakh in terms of curiosity on my own.
The VACB has to this level arrested eight folk, including dilapidated PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Leader of Opposition in the Suppose Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the dilapidated minister because the act of the manager to divert public consideration when central agencies are keeping more than one investigations towards the manager, including the Chief Minister’s station of job in the gold smuggling and corruption cases.