Expat industrialist’s suicide is a murder committed by municipality: Opposition
Kannur: The opposition issued a notice for adjournment motion in the assembly in connection with the suicide of an industrialist in Kannur after the municipality denied license for his auditorium. MLA Sunny Joseph gave the notice for adjournment motion alleging that he committed suicide as the municipality did not issue building number.
The opposition alleged that Anthoor municipality ruled by LDF denied license for the functioning of the building due to political motives. The opposition also alleged that it was not a suicide but a murder committed by the municipality. The Speaker denied permission for the adjournment motion.
Minister for Local Administration A. C. Moideen rejected the allegations that the license was denied with political intentions. The minister added that the incident was unfortunate and it will create a negative image.
A committee has been appointed to inquire about the issue and action will be taken against the guilty based on the report of the committee, the minister clarified. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also said that strict action will be taken against those who are responsible for the death of the industrialist and the government will not try to protect anyone.
Industrialist and owner of Partha Convention Centre at Bakkalam Sajan (48) hailing from Kottali committed suicide on Tuesday. His relatives said that Sajan was depressed after he was denied license for the building in Anthoor municipality. He was running a business in Nigeria for about 15 years. He constructed the building spending Rs 15 crore and was waiting for the license.