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 within the construction of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB crew arrested the dilapidated minister from a medical institution within the metropolis, where he became as soon as admitted the day gone by. The minister became as soon as absent from his location when the Vigilance crew went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Affirm’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native physique elections in December. The dilapidated minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Reports of irregularities within the flyover construction had been noticed closing 365 days. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease visitors at Kochi at a price of ₹42 crore became as soon as inaugurated in October 2016. But it absolutely became as soon as closed for visitors on Could maybe merely 1, 2019 on security concerns after detecting some defects in its construction. A crew from IIT Madras moreover inspected the flyover and detected cracks within the girders and pillars.
The case in opposition to the dilapidated Minister, who’s the fifth accused within the case, became as soon as that he had ordered the free up of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as come to the builder of the flyover at a nominal payment of passion. VACB officials instantaneous the court that this has price the exchequer ₹60 lakh in phrases of passion on my own.
The VACB has up to now arrested eight folk, including dilapidated PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Leader of Opposition within the Affirm Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the dilapidated minister as the act of the manager to divert public consideration when central agencies are keeping extra than one investigations in opposition to the manager, including the Chief Minister’s grunt of business within the gold smuggling and corruption circumstances.