Anoop Jacob Facing Corruption Charges

11 Jan 2013
Thrissur

The Thrissur Vigilance court on Thursday ordered an investigation into alleged corruption charges against Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Anoop Jacob, Kerala Congress(Jacob) working chairman Johny Nelloor, and four others.All India Ration Dealers Association general secretary Babychan Mukkadan alleged that the Minister had misused his office for sanctioning wholesale ration depots in the State.

Four others accused in the case are Kerala Congress (Jacob) general secretary Biju Mattapally, secretary C Mohanan Pillai, Minister’s private secretary P.S. Radhakrishnan, and S. Srilatha, former Kottayam district supply officer.Mr. Mukkadan, in his petition, alleged that several lakhs of rupees were taken as bribe by the party to sanction ration shops and for felicitating transfers.

The petitioner said that Mr. Biju Mattappally had collected Rs. 3 lakh from Ms. Srilatha for facilitating her transfer to the post of Kottayam district supply officer. He produced an audio recording of Ms. Srilatha’s statements as proof.

Source-http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/anoop-jacob-facing-vigilance-investigation/article4294983.ece

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