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Babu questioned by Vigilance on issuing bar licence to hotels

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau today questioned leader K Babu, who is facing corruption charges regarding issuing of bar licenses to hotels during his stint as Excise Minister in the previous government in the state.

Vigilance sources said the former Minister was summoned to the VACB office here and questioned for two hours in a case filed by Bar Hotel Industries Association leader and industrialist V M Radhakrishnan.

In his petition, Radhakrishnan has alleged irregularities in granting of bar licences by relaxing norms during Babu's tenure.

Meanwhile, Babu accused the state Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau (VACB) of acting in an "extraordinary way" in the case and said he was not "expecting justice" from it.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 20:07 IST