Vigilance to investigate letter controversy in TVM corporation

Thiruvananthapuram: Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau director Manoj Abraham has ordered an investigation into the allegations against Thiruvananthapuram mayor Arya Rajendran over a controversial letter allegedly written by her. The Vigilance department has received four complaints over the controversy. Following this, the Vigilance chief has been asked to examine the letters allegedly written by mayor Arya Rajendran and parliamentary party leader DR Anil.

It is alleged that the mayor had forwarded a letter to CPM District secretary Anavoor Nagappan seeking a list of party members for the appointments in the corporation.

Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance Special Investigation Unit I SP KE Baiju will lead the probe team in the case. The probe team will examine whether the controversial letter was a part of any corruption or backdoor appointments in the corporation.

Complainants including GS Sreekumar have been asked to appear before the investigation officer to record their statements.

Meanwhile, High Court has served notice to mayor Arya Rajendran and others over a plea seeking a CBI probe into the allegations. At the same time, the mayor dismissed the allegations against her and asserted that she didn’t write such a letter to anyone.

Crime Branch also initiated an investigation over a complaint filed by mayor Arya Rajendran. Amidst this, Vigilance also took up the case.

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