Alappuzha: A CPM local committee member forcefully collected money from people who took refuge in a relief camp due to flood, set up at a community hall in Cherthala South panchayat in Alappuzha. The unkind act was done by Omanakuttan, a local committee member.
Mathrubhumi News received the video of Omanakuttan collecting money and justifying his deed that was recorded by the inmates.
Omanakuttan collected money in the name of rent for a truck which brought necessary materials from Civil Supplies godown. He also had collected money from people for using electricity. In the visuals, it could be heard him explaining that the collecting money existed earlier also and this was not a secret collection.
However, tehsildar responded to the incident that any kind of money collection at relief camps is wrong as government is giving money for all expenses in the relief camps.
District collector who noticed the incident through media sought an explanation from the officials over the matter. It is learnt that the party has decided to conduct an investigation against Omanakuttan.