Another probe by the vigilance is on in the corruption in the Cashew Development Corporation. The vigilance has registered a case against corporation former chairman and INTUC state president R Chandrasekharan and former MD Dr K A Ratheesh. Chandrashekaran is the first accused and Ratheesh, second accused. JMJ Traders MD Jaimon Joseph, who gave cashew to the corporation and S Bhuvana Chandran, assistant manager, Geo Chemical Laboratories who examined the quality of the cashew are the third and fourth accused.
The report of the quick examination has pointed a loss of 2.83 crore to the corporation in procuring cashew of low quality. The vigilance registered a case on this report. The previous UDF Government had granted Rs 30 crore during last Onam to open the closed cashew corporation factories. A preliminary probe by vigilance DySP B Radhakrishna Pillai had noticed corruption of Rs 2.83 crore in procuring 2000 metric tonne of cashew from the amount granted.