Palmolein case posted to Feb 26

PTI Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on February 11, 2011 Published on February 11, 2011

The palmolein import graft case in which Central Vigilance Commissioner Mr P J Thomas figures as an accused was posted to February 26 by a Vigilance Court here on Friday.

The Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge S Jagadees adjourned the case as documents related to the palmolein case were yet to be received at the court from Apex court.

The case related to loss to the tune of Rs 2.32 core allegedly caused to the exchequer by import of palmolein in 1991-92 when late congress leader K Karunarakan was the chief minister and Mr P J Thomas the Food Secretary and a member of the Board of the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation.

Mr Thomas figures as the eighth accused in the chargesheet filed by the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau in 2003.

According to the chargesheet, filed under the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penel Code, the caused accused the exchequer a loss of Rs 2.32 crore by importing palmolein through a Malaysia based firm at exorbitant rates.

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Published on February 11, 2011
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