Kerala: Corruption charges levelled in FIR lodged against GMC Palakkad appointments
Thrissur: In an FIR case related to alleged corruption in the various appointments to Palakkad Government Medical College, names of former Chief Minister, Oomen Chandy and Minister AP Anil kumar have been removed.
A report submitted at the vigilance court by the Palakkad vigilance Deputy Superintendant of Police, MK Sukumaran stated that the FIR registered in the case only accused former medical college special officer S. Subbiah as an accused in the case.
According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police the FIR was registered as quick verification conducted by the vigilance officials. It found prima facie evidence for charges of corruption in the case.
In the absence of evidence at the quick verification stage against former Chief Minister, Chandy and Minister, Anil kumar, there names were exempted from the list of accused in the FIR, according to Sukumaran.
"But they will be made accused if the detailed investigations to be conducted now finds any evidence against them,'' Sukumaran added.
The vigilance quick verification was conducted based on the complaint filed by Rajiv, former BJP ,Palakkad, District President. He alleged appointment of 200 staff, including, 125 teaching staff at the college. The college was established at an expense of Rs 800 crore, from the funds of the SC/ST department, during the previous UDF regime.
According to Rajiv, appointments were made by the Medical College, Governing Council directly, without the involvement of a recruiting agency,
The vigilance officials in Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram were involved in the quick verification. The Thiruvananthapuram officials are probing whether the various orders issued by the previous government to ratify the appointments at the medical college, were legal. That probe is likely to reveal the alleged role played by the of former CM and Minister in these appointments.