Kerala Lokayukta issues notice to CM`s son

Kerala Lok Ayukta has issued an urgent notice to Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan`s son to appear before it on May 9 regarding an opposition petition levelling 11 charges against him, including bribery.

Last Updated: May 05, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Lok Ayukta has
issued an urgent notice to Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan`s
son to appear before it on May 9 regarding an opposition
petition levelling 11 charges against him, including bribery.
Upa Lokayukta G Sasidharan issued the notice to VA Arun
Kumar, an officer in the state-run Institute of Human
Resources Development in Engineering, on a petition filed by
opposition Congress leader Oommen Chandy who wanted his
complaint to be taken up on a priority basis.

In his petition Chandy had alleged that Kumar tried to
sabotage a CBI probe into operations of other-state lotteries,
took bribe from sandalwood factory owners and got enrolled for
a PhD with a bogus experience certificate.

Lokayukta had last month issued notices to Kumar and
Chandy to appear before it on June 2.
Chandy had submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister in
March levelling the charges against his son following which
Achuthanandan had forwarded it to the Home Department for
necessary action.

The opposition also wanted an inquiry into foreign trips
made by Kumar in his official capacity without getting proper
permission from authorities concerned.

PTI