The CBI on Friday carried out searches at two places in Kochi after registering a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulations) Act within the Kerala authorities’s Life Mission challenge for offering homes for the poor, officers stated.
The CBI has charged Santhosh Eapan of Unitac Builders, which received the contract of the challenge, and carried out searches at his workplace and residence in Kochi.
The FCRA violation and corruption within the challenge has snowballed into an enormous political challenge in Kerala with Leader of Opposition within the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala alleging that Swapna Suresh, a key accused within the gold smuggling case, had admitted earlier than an NIA courtroom that she had acquired Rs one crore as fee from the challenge.
The opposition has alleged that there was corruption concerned within the number of the contractor by Red Crescent.
Red Crescent, a world humanitarian motion, had agreed to offer Rs 20 crore funds in direction of the Life Mission challenge.
Mr Chennithala stated the chief minister has failed at hand over a duplicate of the MoU signed between the Red Crescent and the state authorities.
He alleged that the fee concerned within the case quantities to almost Rs 9 crore.
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