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Vigilance probe ordered against Kerala state Congress chief, K Sudhakaran

Thiruvananthapuram, July 4(BPNS)

Kerala police vigilance director has initiated a probe against the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President, K Sudhakaran, MP on a petition filed by his former driver Prasanth Babu.

Vigilance DGP, Sudesh Kumar has ordered a probe into the charges of Prasanth Babu and directed the vigilance team to submit a report with immediate effect.

The vigilance probe which has already been taken up as one of political vendetta by the state Congress party will dwell into the allegations raised in the complaint field by Prasanth Babu who in his statement said that the Congress leader has amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

The former driver has also alleged that Sudhakaran had indulged in financial misappropriation of funds during the construction of the Kannur District Congress Committee office. The complainant has raised allegations that other than malpractices and misappropriation of funds in the construction of District Congress Committee office, Kannur, there was misappropriation in the funds from trust in the name of former Chief Minister, late K. Karunakaran.

Sources in the state vigilance told IANS that the first step of the investigation will be to check on the veracity of the allegations leveled by the former driver of K. Sudhakaran and that further investigation will be ordered based on the preliminary report.

Kerala opposition leader and senior Congress leader V.D. Satheeshan told reporters at Kochi that the vigilance inquiry against KPCC chief, K . Sudhakaran was nothing short of political vendetta and said that the Congress party will fight against the state government unleashing vigilance on the state Congress president.

It may be noted that after Sudhakran assumed office as KPCC chief, he was engaged in a bitter war of words with the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Congress leadership is of the opinion that this was a political vendetta on the Congress chief.