Sooraj engaged in black money transaction: Vigilance

Sooraj engaged in black money transaction: Vigilance

Agency News

Kochi, Sep 30 : Officials of Vigilance Department has found that former PWD principal secretary T O Sooraj who was arrested in connection with Palarivattom flyover scam had engaged in black money transaction through benami deal.

The officials on Monday revealed that Sooraj had purchased 15 cents land in Ernakulam under his son's name in 2012-14 and Rs two crore of the amount was paid in black money.

According to the officials, Sooraj purchased land under different benami names in 2012-14 and a 15 cent land and a house in his son's name.

Though Rs 3.3 crore was used for purchasing the land, Rs 1.4 crore was shown in the title deed. The officials stated in the affidavit that Sooraj had 'admitted that Rs two crore of this amount was black money'. (UNI)