Updated: March 31, 2015 2:16:36 am
Bar Hotel Association working president Biju Ramesh on Monday alleged that not only Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani, but three Congress ministers, including Excise Minister K Babu, were also involved in the bar bribery scandal.
Ramesh made the “disclosure” after submitting the visuals and audio recordings as evidence in a judicial magistrate court here. He also submitted a detailed statement in the court.
The fresh allegations against the Congress ministers came when a single bench of the Kerala High Court is slated to pronounce its verdict on bar owners’ petition, challenging the new liquor policy.
“After Finance Minister K M Mani, it is the turn of Excise Minister K Babu to face consequences of the scandal. I cannot reveal the names of other two Congress ministers. I have given evidence on Babu’s financial dealing with regard to the bar issue,’’ he Ramesh.
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The Excise Minister, however, refused to comment on the issue.
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