Vigilance arrests used Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested used Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in connection with the irregularities in the model of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB crew arrested the used minister from a scientific institution in the metropolis, where he changed into admitted the day gone by. The minister changed into absent from his residence when the Vigilance crew went to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
The arrest assumes significance for the Relate’s politics at a time when Kerala is heading for native physique elections in December. The used minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Experiences of irregularities in the flyover construction had been seen closing 300 and sixty five days. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease traffic at Kochi at a tag of ₹42 crore changed into inaugurated in October 2016. Nonetheless it completely changed into closed for traffic on Would maybe also 1, 2019 on safety considerations after detecting some defects in its construction. A crew from IIT Madras additionally inspected the flyover and detected cracks in the girders and pillars.
The case against the used Minister, who’s the fifth accused in the case, changed into that he had ordered the free up of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as reach to the builder of the flyover at a nominal fee of hobby. VACB officers told the court docket that this has tag the exchequer ₹60 lakh in terms of hobby on my own.
The VACB has up to now arrested eight people, together with used PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Leader of Opposition in the Relate Meeting Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the used minister as the act of the executive to divert public consideration when central agencies are keeping more than one investigations against the executive, together with the Chief Minister’s blueprint of job in the gold smuggling and corruption conditions.