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Former PWD secretary TO Sooraj, 3 others held in Palarivattom flyover case
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Former PWD secretary TO Sooraj, 3 others held in Palarivattom flyover case

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Kochi: Ther Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Friday arrested former PWD secretary TO Sooraj and three others in the Palarivattom flyover construction graft case after summoning them to its office here.

The others held were construction company RDS Project’s managing director Sumith Goyal, KITCO ex-MD Benny Paul and Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) former assistant general manager MT Thankachan.

It was said that TO Sooraj as a PWD secretary, took interest to see the work was granted to RDS.

The scientific examination of samples collected by the VACB from the flyover revealed inadequacy of cement and steel used in the construction. The investigation report alleged that while Benny Paul, who was heading the project’s consulting agency KITCO, didn’t supervise the construction, RBDCK (the agency assigned by the government to oversee the construction) officer Thankachan was aware of the inferior quality of construction.

The arrested persons were produced before the Vigilance Court in Muvattupuzha and remanded. The VACB will seek their custody soon.