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Corruption charges against Kerala minister from ruling front member

As the speaker did not allow him to continue, Kumar threatened to reveal before media more about the corruption in the minister's office.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: December 9, 2014 12:21:52 pm

Kerala Public Works Minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader V K Ibrahim Kunju on Tuesday faced corruption charges from the ruling UDF ally Kerala Congress (B) in the state assembly.

KC (B) member and former minister K B Ganesh Kumar alleged that the minister’s private secretary Nazeemudheen and two other members of his personal staff were the key figures in the corruption racket.

As the speaker did not allow him to continue, Kumar threatened to reveal before media more about the corruption in the minister’s office.

The members of the ruling bench were embarrassed at the unusual development that one among them raising corruption charges against a minister. Last month, government had suspended senior IAS officer T O Sooraj in connection with amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sooraj had threatened to expose others if he was alone was forced to bear the brunt of corruption charges.

Last month, government had suspended senior IAS officer T O Sooraj in connection with amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sooraj had threatened to expose others if he was alone was forced to bear the brunt of corruption charges.

Incidentally, Ganesh Kumar then had opined that Sooraj was a small player in the network of corruption and he would reveal about the big shots in the racket.

Minister Ibrahim Kunju refuted the allegation, but Opposition sought a probe into the revelation.

Kumar had been forest minister in the UDF government. He resigned from the office after police registered a complaint for domestic violence based on his estranged wife’s complaint.

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