The crime branch has filed a charge sheet in a case related to flood fund fraud in the district. Vishnu Prasad, an employee of the Collectorate, filed the charge sheet in the second case. However, six months after the first case involving CPM leaders, no charge sheet has been filed.
The Crime Branch charge sheet comes days after a highly controversial flood relief fraud case. The charge sheet is in the second case of forgery and money laundering. The 600-page charge sheet, including documents, was filed in the Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court. The investigation had found that about Rs 77 lakh had been embezzled from the money coming to the relief fund.
The investigation also found that the money was stolen by making a fake receipt. Vishnu Prasad is the only accused in the case. However, the CPM leaders have not filed a charge sheet in the case even after six months. Seven accused, including MM Anwar, NN Nidhin, and Vishnu Prasad, were members of the Thrikkakara East local committee. It is alleged that Rs 28 lakh was transferred from the flood relief fund to the accounts of Vishnu, CPM leaders, and others.
A departmental inquiry was also ordered in the same case. The Joint Land Revenue Commissioner was directed to submit the report within ten days. An inspection at the Collectorate found serious irregularities and irregularities.