Thursday, September 24, 2015

CBI to probe Cashew Development Corporation scandal

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala high court has ordered a probe into corruption in Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation based on inquiry reports.

Anomalies to the tune of Rs 600 crore are reported to have happened in the corporation.

The State government should issue an order, handing over the inquiry to the CBI, within two weeks. The court order also clarifies that the CBI will take up the case.

The court order came in response to a petition filed by  Kadakampally Manoj pointing out corruption in the procurement and sale of cashew nuts.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice P R Ramachandran also dismissed the government's argument that a vigilance inquiry has been ordered into the allegations. The court held that a vigilance inquiry would not suffice as the issue had international ramifications.

Meanwhile, Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Chairman R Chandrasekharan has said that he would resign from the post and he was ready to face any inquiry. He said he would put in his papers on Friday. 

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