September 6th, 2011
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No special enquiry against Oomen Chandy: Titanium case

ommenchandiThiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance Court stated that special probe against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy regarding his involvement in Titanium corruption case was unnecessary. In the petition filed by Titanium CITU Vice President Jayan he had alleged that the scheme had not been implemented effectively and 68 crore worth instruments have been discarded at the factory.

He had also requested an inquiry into the role played by the Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala. The investigating team stated that it needed more time to complete the investigation process. Two probes are  progressing simultaneously, one based on the complaint received by the Government in 2006 and the other based on the complaint submitted before the Vigilance court.

The team declared before court that it had examined 90 documents and questioned 50 people in relation to the case.The court, which ruled out the need for another probe, said that if there are new evidences, they can be handed over to the investigation team. The court also said that if the petitioner feels that the probe is not shaping up in the right direction, he can approach the court again. Titanium corruption case is in relation to the setting up of a waste treatment plant at the factory.




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