16 Fe. 2017
Thiruvananthapuram: The Vigilance department on Thursday gave a clean chit to Minister Mercykutty Amma over the allegation of corruption in the import of cashew nuts.
The Vigilance which conducted a quick verification found that the minister had intervened in the issue for the benefit of workers.
The report has been submitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance court.
The allegation is that corruption to the tune of Rs 10.34 crore occurred in the import of cashew nuts.
The complaint says that cashew nuts were procured in December through the tender that was already cancelled by the Director Board in November. Though 500 metric tonnes were quoted in the tender, 1000 metric tonnes of cashew nuts were procured.
The complaint also pointed out that the information provided in the e-tender website were false.