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Kerala Higher Education minister KT Jaleel resigns days after indicted by Lokayukta

Jaleel has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister and it has been forwarded to the Governor, sources in the Chief Minister's office told PTI.

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Thiruvananthapuram Published on: April 13, 2021 14:47 IST
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Kerala Higher Education minister KT Jaleel resigns days after indicted by Lokayukta.

Kerala Higher Education minister KT Jaleel on Tuesday resigned from the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet days after the state Lokayukta held that he

had 'abused' his position as a public servant to obtain a favour for a relative.

Jaleel has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister and it has been forwarded to the Governor, sources in the Chief Minister's office told PTI.

The development was also confirmed by the minister in a facebook post. The resignationcomes a day after he moved the Kerala High Court seeking a stay on the Lokayukta order.

A division bench of the Lok Ayukta had on Friday submitted the report against Jaleel to the Chief Minister and had said the minister should not continue in the post.

The bench had held that the allegation of abuse of power, favouritism and nepotism against the minister was proved.

The Lokayukta verdict was on a complaint filed by a Muslim Youth League leader in November 2018, alleging that Adeeb, a cousin of Jaleel,was appointed general manager in the Kerala State Minorities Development Finance Corporation, flouting rules.

Adeeb was the manager of a private bank when the appointment was made.

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