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 connection with the irregularities within the constructing of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB team arrested the feeble minister from a hospital within the metropolis, the put he turned into as soon as admitted the day prior to this. The minister turned into as soon as absent from his device when the Vigilance team went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Direct’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for local body elections in December. The feeble minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Reviews of irregularities within the flyover constructing had been noticed final Twelve months. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease web page traffic at Kochi at a designate of ₹42 crore turned into as soon as inaugurated in October 2016. But it absolutely turned into as soon as closed for web page traffic on Might also just 1, 2019 on security concerns after detecting some defects in its constructing. A team from IIT Madras furthermore inspected the flyover and detected cracks within the girders and pillars.
The case in opposition to the feeble Minister, who is the fifth accused within the case, turned into as soon as that he had ordered the originate of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as advance to the builder of the flyover at a nominal price of passion. VACB officers suggested the court docket that this has designate the exchequer ₹60 lakh in phrases of passion alone.
The VACB has to this level arrested eight persons, including feeble PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Chief of Opposition within the Direct Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the feeble minister because the act of the govt. to divert public consideration when central companies are conserving more than one investigations in opposition to the govt., including the Chief Minister’s space of job within the gold smuggling and corruption cases.