Money laundering: ED registers case against Ex-Minister Kunju

Money laundering: ED registers case against Ex-Minister Kunju

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Kochi, Mar 19 : Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday registered a case against Kerala former Public Works Department Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju on the basis of a complaint that he allegedly laundered black money of Rs 10 crore. The ED informed the High Court that preliminary investigation in the case has begun.

The HC has asked ED and Vigilance department to submit a report by April 7 regarding the money laundering case and Palarivattom flyover scam case respectively. The Vigilance department had named Kunju as fifth accused in the case. According to the complaint received by ED, Kunju had laundered Rs 10 crore during the note ban period through bank accounts owned by 'Chandrika', the mouthpiece of Muslim League.

The Vigilance department had also conducted a raid on the Kozhikode office of 'Chandrika' in connection with the case. Meanwhile, Kunju explained that the amount laundered through bank accounts of 'Chandrika' was not his money. The amount was raised through annual circulation campaigns of the party mouthpiece. (UNI)