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Graft allegations baseless: Elamaram Kareem

Graft allegations baseless: Elamaram Kareem

Kalpetta: Former Industries minister and CPI(M) Central Committee member Elamaram Kareem Tuesday denied allegations against him in connection with the Malabar Cements graft case.

“Allegations against me are baseless. It is a media creation to save the face of the UDF,” Kareem told reporters.

“Sundaramoorthy has been named as an accused both in the Saseendran death case and the Malabar Cements graft case. How can we then rely on the remarks of such a person?” he asked.

In a confidential statement given to the Ernakulam first class judicial magistrate, M. Sundaramoorthy, former managing director, and Surya Narayanan, former executive secretary of the company, said Elamaram Kareem was involved in graft and swindling linked to the graft case.

The confidential statement also revealed that Elamaram Kareem had had close links with V. M. Radhakrishnan, who is an accused in the Saseendran death case.

M. Sundaramoorthy said he was the conduit for transaction of money between Radhakrishnan and former minister Elamaram Kareem.

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