Lottery scam: Chandy seeks VS`s suggestions

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 17:24

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan attacked Kerala`s UDF government
over the lottery issue, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday sought his suggestions on a proposed CBI probe into corruption in lotteries being run by outside agencies in the state.

Chandy also sought views of Congress MLA VD Satheesan, who had raised the issue in the previous assembly as an Opposition member.

In a letter to Achuthanandan, Chandy said it was on the
advice from the Centre that the notification to refer 32
lottery-related case was issued as it was a procedural
obligation for investigation by the national agency.

Clearing the decks for a CBI probe, the government issued
a notification two days back under the Delhi Special Police
Establishment Act for transferring 32 related cases to the
central agency.

Achuthanandan, however, dubbed the move a `ploy` to scuttle
a comprehensive probe, arguing the notification did not cover
serious issues like using lottery operations as a cover to
launder blackmoney and channelise funds for subversive
activities.

PTI




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