V. K. Ebrahim Kunju | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Muvattupuzha: Former minister VK Ebrahim Kunju who was arrested over Palarivattom flyover scam will continue in judicial custody for the next two weeks. The Vigilance court here has issued an order on Wednesday extending his remand period. Ebrahim Kunju will continue in Lakeshore hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Vigilance officials have interrogated Ebrahim Kunju with special permission on November 30 at the hospital. The court considered the interrogation report of the Vigilance on Wednesday.
While submitting the report, the Vigilance also requested the court to grant more time to interrogate Ebrahim Kunju for further interrogation.
The report cited that Ebrahim Kunju did not cooperate with the interrogation. He refused to respond to the questions on the purpose of giving Rs 8.5 crore as advance with low interest to the company. Hence, the Vigilance approached the court seeking permission for further interrogation.
Following this, the court contacted Ebrahim Kunju through video conference from the jail superintendent’s phone. After the video conference, the court observed that his health condition is very poor and he needs to undergo chemotherapy on Thursday. With this, the court extended his remand for two more weeks.