Kochi: In the case relating to flood relief fund scam, many more leaders are suspected to have their hands in the case. Besides Anwar, who was earlier accused in the case, a local CPM leader is also found to have redirected the money to his spouse’s account.
The money was found to have been transferred to the account of Nidhin’s wife, a member of the Thrikkakara local committee. A sum of two and a half lakh of rupees have been allotted.
The amount was given in the pretext of flood relief fund. However, the district collector’s inquiry found that no documents have been submitted for the same.
After further interrogating government official, Vishnu Prasad, who was responsible for the flood relief cell, the police happen to receive details that there are more CPM leaders involved in the case. Thus now it is clearly evident that a hefty scam has taken place in the flood relief fund.
The money has been transferred to Nidhin’s wife Shintu George’s DENA bank account without any records. From her account it was again tranferred to Nidhin’s HDFC account. Above that, the whole cash has been withdrawn from the account.
Meanwhile, the district collector has issued a notice to the DENA bank to recover the amount.
Detailed investigation is underway.