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Palarivattom flyover rip-off: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it ‘politically motivated’


Malappuram: Condemning the arrest of its chief and MLA VK Ebrahim Kunju in reference to the Palarivattom flyover rip-off, the IUML on Tuesday termed the act as “politically motivated”, geared toward diverting the of us’s attention from corruption and irregularities dedicated by the left authorities.

Earlier within the day, the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau sleuths, probing the case, recorded the arrest of Kunju at a non-public sanatorium in Ernakulam, where he is undergoing medication.

IUML national total secretary PK Kunhalikutty, MP, acknowledged the timing of the arrest, coinciding with the elections to the local our bodies, is nothing but “politically motivated”.

He acknowledged it was once unheard of that an accused in a case was once getting arrested at a time when the investigators had been about to publish their charge sheet within the court. “If it was once mandatory, the arrest will have to had been made earlier and now no longer now,” Kunhalikutty pointed out.

“The Left Democratic Entrance (LDF) convenor had earlier hinted at imaginable arrests. It’s miles the LDF authorities, which is severe of the central agencies, is taking part itself in politically motivated arrests and harassment,” Kunhalikuttysaid.

The IUML and the UDF would face all charges against its leaders politically and legally, he added.

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