2 crores worth of corruption in Sabarimala; Vigilance registers case against ex-minister V. S. Sivakumar

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 VS Jayakumar, brother of former minister Devaswom minister Sivakumar Devaswam, has been accused of corruption while he was an executive officer. Former Vigilance Tribunal Cherunniyoor P Sasidharan Nair said that seven of the eight complaints filed against him were serious.

VS Jayakumar was the Executive Officer of Sabarimala Devaswom from 2014-15. He complained that his brother VS Sivakumar Devaswam was corrupt when his brother was a minister.

The findings of the report of former Vigilance Tribunal Cherunniyoor P Sasidharan Nair are as follows. The allegation against Jayakumar was that he had committed Rs one crore eighty seven lakh corruption in the purchase of utensils at Sabarimala for two years from 2013 to 15. According to the report, one crore eighty-one lakh corruption has taken place.

When the jars were not used up, the new vessels showed swelling again. For this, the bills were presented. This resulted in a huge loss for the Travancore Board. The documents related to this were hidden during the audit. The investigation also found that the contractors were paid without following due process.

Vigilance registers case against ex-minister V. S. Sivakumar
Vigilance registers case against ex-minister V. S. Sivakumar

During 2003-04, Jayakumar was alleged to have been involved in a scam in connection with mess management in Pampa while working as an administrative officer in Pampa. However, investigations have revealed that the documents related to this have been destroyed. The report was handed over to Travancore Devaswom President N Vasu after 37 days of hearing and hearing. The Board will take further action on the report. Devaswom Board member K Raghavan and Devaswam Employees Confederation Secretary Vasudevan Namboodiri were among the seven witnesses.

The report also recommended action against Sudarshan, Joint Director of Audit and Velappan Nair, Retired Joint Director, for not cooperating with the investigation. Cherunniyoor P Sasidharan Nair, a former vigilance tribunal, recommended the audit system.