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 reference to the irregularities in the construction of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB group arrested the dilapidated minister from a health center in the metropolis, where he became once admitted the day gone by. The minister became once absent from his declare when the Vigilance group went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Exclaim’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native body elections in December. The dilapidated minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Stories of irregularities in the flyover construction devour been seen final 365 days. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease web site traffic at Kochi at a effect of ₹42 crore became once inaugurated in October 2016. Nonetheless it became once closed for web site traffic on Can also 1, 2019 on safety concerns after detecting some defects in its construction. A gaggle from IIT Madras additionally inspected the flyover and detected cracks in the girders and pillars.
The case against the dilapidated Minister, who is the fifth accused in the case, became once that he had ordered the unlock of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as reach to the builder of the flyover at a nominal rate of hobby. VACB officers advised the court docket that this has effect the exchequer ₹60 lakh in phrases of hobby on my own.
The VACB has to this level arrested eight persons, along side dilapidated PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in reference to the case.
The Chief of Opposition in the Exclaim Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the dilapidated minister as the act of the authorities to divert public attention when central agencies are retaining various investigations against the authorities, along side the Chief Minister’s save of living of job in the gold smuggling and corruption instances.