Thiruvananthapuram: The Vigilance Director has decided to conduct a preliminary investigation against Industries Minister E P Jayarajan into the charges of nepotism in the appointment of his relatives at top posts in PSUs.
An order in this regard will be issued on Friday.
The Vigilance Special Unit-2 has been entrusted with the investigation. A report has to be submitted within 42 days. Based on this, further course of action will be decided.
The Vigilance Director took the decision after consulting legal advisors twice and meeting the Chief Minister.
Earlier, Vigilance Director Thomas Jacob had received legal advice that an investigation could be carried out against the minister in the wake of the complaint filed by the leader of opposition.