Vigilance arrests vulnerable Kerala PWD Minister Ebrahim Kunju in Palarivattom flyover scam
The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday arrested vulnerable Kerala PWD Minister VK brahim Kunju in connection with the irregularities within the event of a flyover at Palarivattom in Kochi.
The VACB team arrested the vulnerable minister from a sanatorium within the city, where he was admitted the day past. The minister was absent from his space 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 native physique elections in December. The vulnerable minister Ebrahim Kunju belongs to the Indian Union Muslim League.
Experiences of irregularities within the flyover development contain been seen ultimate One year. The 750-metre flyover constructed to ease traffic at Kochi at a payment of ₹42 crore was inaugurated in October 2016. But it was closed for traffic on Might well also fair 1, 2019 on security concerns 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 vulnerable Minister, who is the fifth accused within the case, was that he had ordered the free up of ₹9 crore from the Treasury as attain to the builder of the flyover at a nominal fee of ardour. VACB officers told the court that this has payment the exchequer ₹60 lakh in terms of ardour by myself.
The VACB has to this point arrested eight persons, collectively with vulnerable PWD secretary TO Sooraj, in connection with the case.
The Chief of Opposition within the Direct Assembly Ramesh Chennithala termed the arrest of the vulnerable minister as the act of the authorities to divert public consideration when central companies are conserving quite a lot of investigations against the authorities, collectively with the Chief Minister’s office within the gold smuggling and corruption instances.