Vigilance arrests feeble Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested feeble Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in reference to the irregularities within the near of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB team arrested the feeble minister from a sanatorium within town, where he became admitted the day earlier than lately. The minister became absent from his space when the Vigilance team went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Dispute’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native physique elections in December. The feeble minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Experiences of irregularities within the flyover development consider been seen final year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease traffic at Kochi at a price of ₹42 crore became inaugurated in October 2016. But it became closed for traffic on Can also 1, 2019 on security issues after detecting some defects in its development. A team from IIT Madras also inspected the flyover and detected cracks within the girders and pillars.
The case against the feeble Minister, who’s the fifth accused within the case, became that he had ordered the commence of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as virtually referring to the builder of the flyover at a nominal payment of curiosity. VACB officers urged the court that this has price the exchequer ₹60 lakh by near of curiosity alone.
The VACB has to this point arrested eight participants, alongside with feeble PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in reference to the case.
The Leader of Opposition within the Dispute Meeting Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the feeble minister as the act of the government to divert public attention when central businesses are preserving a pair of investigations against the government, alongside with the Chief Minister’s notify of business within the gold smuggling and corruption cases.