THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP state president V Muralidharan has demanded that the investigation into the Titanium corruption case should be handed over to a Central agency as a probe by the Vigilance could not be independent or impartial when Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala continue to remain in power.
He told a news conference here on Friday that as the Vigilance court has found corruption in the setting up of the waste treatment plant and ordered a reinvestigation after rejecting the Vigilance report giving clean chit to the Chief Minister and others, there was no point in entrusting the re-probe to the Vigilance again.
“It is starling to find that a company which has a turnover of just Rs 100 crore setting up its affluent treatment plant at a cost of Rs 286 crore.
“It may be noted that when Suseela Gopalan was the Industries Minister she had prepared a project worth Rs 30 crore,” he said.
Muralidharan said that MECON, the company appointed as consultants, had received Rs 3 crore as consultation fee without offering any service.
There was an allegation that the machine for the plant, said to be purchased from a foreign country (Finland), was actually made in Coimbatore.