THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) probe into graft charges against the BJP state leadership for securing sanction for a private medical college got under way here on Friday. SP Jayakumar is in charge of the investigation which is being conducted by the Vigilance Special Investigation unit in T’Puram.
DGP Loknath Behera, who is also the Vigilance chief, told reporters the investigation into the case has begun. However, he remained tight-lipped on further details about the case. “I issued orders for the probe based on the complaint I got. The probe has just begun and more details can’t be divulged now,” he said.
It was following a plaint from ex-Corporation councillor A J Sukarno (CPM) that Behera ordered a probe into the graft claims.
The BJP’s core committee and leadership meeting will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. It will discuss the leaking of the party-appointed inquiry commission report and the situation arising out of it. Sources in the party say the meeting will seek stringent action against those found guilty in the bribery issue as well as the leaking of the commission report.
Meanwhile, the central leadership has reportedly summoned state president Kummanam Rajasekharan to New Delhi. As the central leadership is angry over the turn of events adversely affecting the image of the party, it is likely to consider even a reshuffle in the state leadership.