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Vigilance told to register case against three people – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge, Thiruvananthapuram, has ordered the Director of Vigilance to register the FIR against a staff member of the Forestry Department, former Managing Director of SIDCO and a businessman and investigate the allegation that they embezzled `35 lakh which was sanctioned for buying boats for Shendurney ecotourism project.

The complaint filed by Yuva Morcha chief RS Rajeev alleged that former Shendurney WildLife manager R Lekshmi, former SIDCO managing director Saji Basheer and Nautical Lines owner Krishnakumar misappropriated public funds by not delivering a boat for which payment had been made and by breaching the terms of payment upon purchase. of two other boats, which were not up to par in terms of fitness. Judge Gopakumar G found that the purchase amounts had been sanctioned in advance and that a 15-seater boat for which payment had already been made to SIDCO by the Forest Department had not yet been delivered.

Surprisingly, the ranger issued a certificate of acceptance for the 15-seater boat without taking delivery. SIDCO had sublet the work to a company, Nautical Lines, which ceased operation from 2017, the judge said. The judge, in his order, said the offenses should be investigated under the Prevention of Corruption Act.