Vigilance arrests former Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested former Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in reference to the irregularities within the development of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB crew arrested the earlier minister from a smartly being facility within the city, the establish he used to be admitted the day prior to this. The minister used to be absent from his role when the Vigilance crew went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Say’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native physique elections in December. The former minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Reviews of irregularities within the flyover constructing possess been observed closing year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease website online visitors at Kochi at a price of ₹42 crore used to be inaugurated in October 2016. But it indubitably used to be closed for website online visitors on Can even 1, 2019 on security concerns after detecting some defects in its constructing. A crew from IIT Madras additionally inspected the flyover and detected cracks within the girders and pillars.
The case towards the earlier Minister, who’s the fifth accused within the case, used to be that he had ordered the open of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as technique to the builder of the flyover at a nominal price of hobby. VACB officers told the court that this has price the exchequer ₹60 lakh by capability of hobby on my own.
The VACB has so some distance arrested eight participants, including former PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in reference to the case.
The Chief of Opposition within the Say Meeting Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the earlier minister as the act of the authorities to divert public attention when central companies are keeping a pair of investigations towards the authorities, including the Chief Minister’s dilemma of enterprise within the gold smuggling and corruption conditions.