Aranmula Airport project: VACB files FIR against government officials

published on April 6, 2013

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) against all who have been involved in a case related to anomalies and violation of law by filling paddy fields, wetlands and a rivulet for the construction of Aranmula Airport. A preliminary inquiry will be done by the VACB, based on a complaint filed by Kummanam Rajashekharan, patron of Aranmula Heritage Village Karma Samiti.

The FIR was registered by K Jagadeesh, VACB DySP of Pathanamthitta unit, following a directive issued by Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge of Vigilance S Soman.

According to the FIR, those who figure in the list of accused, from one to seven are government officials.

The accused include village officers of Aranmula, Mallappuzhassery and Kidangannur, who were in the office from 2008 to 2012; Chairman of Kozhenchery Taluk Board, 2008; Taluk surveyor, Kozhenchery Additional Tahsildar and Tahsildar from 2008 to 2012, Adoor RDO, Executive Director of Minor Irrigation Department from Pathanamthitta.

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