Court denies bail to Ebrahim Kunju; Vigilance gets nod to quiz him for 1 day

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Ebrahim Kunju | Photo: VK Aji|Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Former Public Works Department minister and Muslim League leader VK Ebrahim Kunju, who was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau in connection with the Palarivattom flyover scam, was denied bail by the Moovattupuzha Vigilance court here on Thursday. The Vigilance was also granted custody of Ebrahim Kunju for one day for interrogation. He is presently at the Lakeshore hospital in Kochi.

The vigilance has been granted permission to interrogate Ebrahim Kunju at the hospital on November 30. He is presently in judicial custody. On November 30, Ebrahim Kunju will be interrogated between 9 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 5 pm. The court has also put forward 7 conditions which has to be abided for interrogation.

Prior to quizzing of Ebrahim Kunju, the probe officials have to undergo Covid tests. Not more than 3 people must be present in the probe team. Continuous interrogation must not be carried out for over 1 hour. After every hour, 15-minute break must be given. Treatment must not be hindered at any cost. The probe team must produce the court directive to the hospital authorities and convince them. While in the course of interrogation, the probe officials must not exert pressure or try to intimidate him. The court put forward these directions to the Vigilance probe team.

Ebrahim Kunju is in judicial custody for 2 weeks.

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