STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Life Mission row: Vigilance seizes files from dept

As part of the preliminary probe, the team from Kottayam reached the office in the Secretariat and checked all files related to the project. It then took away some major files. 

Published: 26th September 2020 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2020 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Close on the heels of the government announcing a vigilance probe into the bribery allegations in the LIFE Mission housing project at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur, a vigilance team conducted an inspection at the Local Self-Government Department on Friday. 

As part of the preliminary probe, the team from Kottayam reached the office in the Secretariat and checked all files related to the project. It then took away some major files. 

VG Vinod Kumar, SP, Kottayam (Eastern Range), is in charge of the team and they will investigate the allegations of bribery related to the project and the deal with the UAE-based Red Crescent. The Opposition parties had alleged that several political leaders and officers had accepted huge sums as commission for implementing the project.

The state’s housing scheme got mired in controversy after Swapna Suresh, a gold smuggling accused, revealed to the NIA that she had received Rs 1 crore as commission from Unitac, the builder.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp