Court hears Ramesh Chennithala’s plea against Pinarayi

Meanwhile, the court directed former Industries Minister E P Jayarajan and former Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar to appear in person to record their statements.

Published: 23rd April 2022 06:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2022 06:49 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala (File photo| EPS)

Kerala politician Ramesh Chennithala (File photo| EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance court on Friday recorded the statement of former Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, who had moved a petition seeking a Vigilance probe against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and six others for allegedly granting licence to four companies to start breweries and a liquor blending unit in the state. 

Meanwhile, the court directed former Industries Minister E P Jayarajan and former Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar to appear in person to record their statements. The case will now be taken up for hearing on May 7.Chennithala later told the media that granting licences was a corrupt act and the decision was overturned owing to strong public protest. The government is bracing up to give licences for more breweries and distilleries in the state. 



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