THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state authorities has determined to provide nod to the Vigilance to provoke a probe into the recent allegations levelled by bar hotelier Biju Ramesh in opposition to Congress leaders together with Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s determination comes at a time when the state and central investigation companies are taking motion in opposition to political leaders and elected representatives in each the ruling and opposition entrance.
Along with Chennithala, former Congress ministers VS Sivakumar and Okay Babu will face the probe. Nevertheless, the Vigilance has not determined when to start the probe formally. Sources mentioned that the company is prone to begin the probe subsequent week itself after the state authorities will get approval from the Governor and Speaker.
The federal government has already approached the Governor and Speaker to proceed with the probe in opposition to the UDF leaders. Earlier, Vigilance had approached the state authorities searching for a ultimate nod to start the preliminary probe.
The sleuths had submitted a report back to the Dwelling division after finishing the fast verification on the allegations of Biju based mostly on the grievance lodged by CPM Thiruvananthapuram district chief PK Raju. The fast verification executed by the Vigilance discovered some details associated to the allegations and therefore they submitted the report back to the federal government to go on with a probe.
The sleuths had additionally talked about within the report that the involvement of Congress leaders within the allegations may very well be proved solely after recording their statements. Although Biju had additionally levelled allegations in opposition to Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose Okay Mani, son of former finance minister KM Mani, the state authorities is unlikely to announce a probe in opposition to him because of the current political situation.
Final month, Biju Ramesh alleged that he was provided Rs 10 crore by Jose Okay Mani to settle the bar bribery rip-off and the bar homeowners had altogether given Rs 20 crore to leaders and ministers of the earlier UDF authorities to scale back the bar licence charges, together with then KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala, former excise minister Okay Babu and former well being minister VS Sivakumar.
Biju Ramesh had advised mediapersons that Jose Okay Mani had threatened to remove him if he didn’t withdraw the grievance in opposition to his father and former finance minister KM Mani. When he didn’t relent, Jose provided him Rs 10 crore.
Earlier, LDF had demanded a complete probe into the revelations of Biju Ramesh. LDF convener and CPM state secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan had earlier mentioned a probe into the corrupt dealings of former UDF ministers would deliver out stunning details.