CITU leader accused of spreading fake news about providing money for volunteers
Thiruvananthapuram: A CITU leader has been accused of propagating fake news against the state government. The accused has been spreading the fake news that those who help with the filling of essential items kits will be paid money for their service. This was identified by the investigation carried out by the Chief Minister’s office. The accused, Anil Kumar, is a senior assistant in People’s bazaar near East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Chief Minister’s office had received a complaint against the accused on this matter. Following this, an additional private secretary in the CM’s office, Shaji, contacted AnilKumar in the pretense of a journalist who wanted to collect some information.
Anil Kumar said that volunteers who fill the essential food item kits will be paid money and that this money is kept separately. He had told the same thing to many volunteers who came to provide their service. That is how the complaint was made.
He claimed that Rs 25 lakh was allotted to each depot for packing services. However, the minister’s office clarified that the money was allotted for arranging food and providing vehicle facilities to the volunteers.
Authorities claim that there have been disciplinary actions taken against Anil Kumar in the past as well.