Kochi: In a blow to former PWD Minister V K Ebrahimkunju, the Kerala High Court has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to go ahead with its investigation against him in the money laundering case.
A division bench of the court vacated the stay which Ebrahimkunju had earned from the court when the central agency was probing the case pertaining to Ebrahimkunju converting Rs 10 crore black money through Chandrika daily owned by his party Indian Union Muslim League.
A single bench of the court had ordered the probe into the case. The division bench allowed stay after Ebrahimkunju claimed that the charges and investigation were politically motivated.
The charge against him is that he had converted black money worth Rs 10 crore through two bank accounts of Chandrika in Kochi during the time of currency ban imposed by the BJP government.
He is also facing a probe in the Palarivattom bridge corruption case in which the newly laid was rebuilt due to its substandard construction.