The Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Wednesday said it had decided not to shift arrested ex-Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju from a private hospital to a government one after perusing medical experts’ report.

The VACB informed a local court that they should be allowed to question Kunju at the private hospital.

Kunju was arrested by VACB last week from a leading private hospital in the Palarivattom flyover collapse case.

A Medical Board constituted to find out his illness had found that he was undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma and undergoing chemotherapy sessions, with the next cycle set to commence next week.

Kunju was earlier questioned a few times by the VACB over a graft case in connection with the flyover project. He is the fifth accused named in the case and his sudden arrest was seen as payback by the Pinarayi Vijayan government.

Built at a cost of Rs 42 crore during Oommen Chandy’s term as CM, the 750-metre flyover was supposed to last for over 100 years. It was opened in October 2016 but within three years started crumbling and had to be closed. Kunju was the Minister when the flyover was constructed.

–IANS

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