With Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, giving permission today to prosecute the former minister in the UDF government, Kerala Muslim League leader and former PWD Minister, V. K. Ebrahim kunju, will face prosecution for his involvement in the Palarivattom over-bridge scam.
The main accusation against Ebrahimkunju was that he ordered advance payment to the contract company building the Palarivattom over-bridge. The contract to build the over-bridge do not envisage such a payment and making advance payment amounted to irregularities. The Vigilance sought the permission of the government to investigate the former minister.
The Governor has now gave permission to the Vigilance to proceed with the investigation against the former minister. In addition, Ebrahimkunju is facing accusation for turning black-money into white through the accounts of Muslim League’s newspaper, Chandrika, during demonetisation.