Vigilance arrests faded Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested faded 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 faded minister from a health facility within the metropolis, where he develop into as soon as admitted the day previous. The minister develop into as soon as absent from his situation when the Vigilance crew went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Divulge’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for local physique elections in December. The faded minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Experiences of irregularities within the flyover construction had been noticed final year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease website visitors at Kochi at a note of ₹42 crore develop into as soon as inaugurated in October 2016. Nonetheless it develop into as soon as closed for website visitors on Would maybe well well additionally 1, 2019 on safety considerations after detecting some defects in its construction. A crew from IIT Madras also inspected the flyover and detected cracks within the girders and pillars.
The case against the faded Minister, who is the fifth accused within the case, develop into as soon as that he had ordered the originate of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as arrive to the builder of the flyover at a nominal rate of interest. VACB officers told the courtroom that this has note the exchequer ₹60 lakh by formulation of interest by myself.
The VACB has up to now arrested eight persons, at the side of faded PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Leader of Opposition within the Divulge Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the faded minister as the act of the governmentto divert public consideration when central agencies are retaining a pair of investigations against the govt, at the side of the Chief Minister’s office within the gold smuggling and corruption conditions.