BJP Seeks Central Agency Probe

Published: 30th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2014 02:19 AM   |  A+A-

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.

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