KOZHIKODE: The Vigilance department has put M.K. Raghavan MP and 12 others in the dock for the funds scam in the Kerala State Agricultural Cooperative Society in Kannur.
Kannur Co-operative Vigilance DySP V. Madhusoodhanan registered an FIR against them for the Rs 77-crore irregularities exposed by Vigilance DySP Matthew Raj Kallikkadan who probed the case earlier.
Agrico, which was started in Kannur under the society, allegedly diverted the funds as grant and loan. The accused were charged with money laundering, forgery, conspiracy and abuse of power.
Cooperative general manager P.C. Damodaran and managing director Baiju Radhakrishnan are the first and second accused respectively while Raghavan is the third accused.
The irregularities took place between 2002 and 2013, according to the FIR. The corruption was first unearthed during the departmental audit and later the cooperative vigilance department also probed the case.