Maradu flats: 3 including former panchayat secy, construction company owner arrested
Kochi: Three persons were arrested in connection with the irregularities over construction of Maradu flats. Managing Director of Holy Faith apartment complex Sani Francis, former secretary of Maradu panchayat Muhammad Ashraf and junior superintendent P Joseph were arrested on Tuesday.
The Crime Branch had taken them in custody in the morning when they were called for quizzing. The arrests were recorded by evening.
Former panchayat employee Jayaram was also added as an accused, but was not taken in custody. Earlier government had given approval to arrest panchayat employees.
Ashraf was the panchayat secretary during the apartment complex construction. Case has been charged against him under Prevention of Corruption Act. Crime branch found that the buildings were built by the builders after conspiring with panchayat officials.