Thrissur/Alappuzha: If Transport Minister Thomas Chandy has done anything illegal, action will be taken against him, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said. He was speaking to reporters here on the sidelines of a party event at Puthur on Monday. “If the allegations against the minister are politically motivated, we can’t take any action and those who are raising the issue of land encroachment by him can look for legal options,” Kodiyeri told reports.
Both Mr Chandy and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had made statements on the floor of Assembly that there was nothing illegal about the former’s Lake Palace Resort and other reclamation works conducted by the minister in his Kuttanad constituency. But, a report of the Thasildar in 2011 citing serious anomalies in reclamation of land by Thomas Chandy in Marthandan lake had come out in the media a few days ago.
Files still missing
Many documents in the revenue files on Lake Palace resort of transport minister Thomas Chandy traced out in Municipality Alappuzha on Monday are allegedly missing. According to reports, revenue documents including title deeds, tax receipt and ownership certificates are missing. It only has records on the building permits.
It was on August 16 that Alappuzha municipal chairman Thomas Joseph said the files related to the construction of Lake Palace resort were missing from the municipal office. The chairman on Monday said the first file was traced out from the office of the engineering wing. “There are three files related to the construction of the resort. Search for the remaining files are on,” he said.