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Palarivattom flyover scam: HC denies bail to Ex Kerala Minister Ebrahim Kunju [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 16 Dec 2020 7:08pm

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The Kerala High Court on 14th December 2020 denied bail to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator VK Ebrahim Kunju, who was arrested in the Palarivattom flyover scam case by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB). 

Ebrahim Kunju was arrested on November 18, 2020 in connection with the alleged corruption in the construction of Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, during the previous Congress-led UDF rule. He was arrested after a Vigilance Court in Muvattupuzha dismissed his bail application recently.

He was quizzed by the VACB sleuths at the private hospital where his arrest was recorded following which a magistrate visited the premises and remanded him to judicial custody. Ebrahim Kunju, representing Kalamassery constituency in the state Assembly, was interrogated multiple times in the past by the agency in connection with the case.

At the beginning of the bail order, Justice Kunhikrishnan prefaced the sapient passage about the etymology of the word:

The Palarivattom flyover, which reduced the traffic problem in Cochin city to some extent, is now unpopular because of the alleged corruption in its construction. The name Palarivattom has evolved from the word 'Pagalnarivattom'. 'Pagalnarivattom' means a place where jackal roams even in the day time. Now Keralites suspect that it is not jackals but corrupt people wandering through this area. The vigilance must find out the truth by conducting a fair and impartial investigation and restore the name of Palarivattom connected with that of jackals instead of corrupt people. Jackals are better than corrupt people.

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