Thiruvananthapuram: Cases have been mounting on former Kerala minister K.M. Mani ever since the CPM-led LDF government took office and Monday saw yet another case making it to the list.
The latest is a quick verification probe order by the Thiruvananthapuram vigilance court against the Kerala Congress (M) chief over a complaint that he used bribe amount from the bar bribery scam to conduct a mass wedding in Kottayam last year.
In the event held October, 2014, as part of KC(M)'s golden jubilee celebrations, 150 couples got married. Each couple was given Rs 1.5 lakh and 5 sovereigns of gold.
Rs 4 crore was spent on the mass wedding, the complaint said.
The complainant alleged that Mani made use of the bribe amount he received from bar owners towards the expenses of the mass wedding.
The vigilance and anti-corruption bureau (VACB) had recently filed an FIR in Muvattupuzha court charging him with giving tax exemptions to poultry farmers and an ayurvedic medicine manufacturer abusing his position as the then finance minister in the previous UDF government.
The fresh probe orders come close on the heels of the Thiruvananthapuram vigilance court ordering further probe against Mani on August 27 in a bar bribery scam case on a petition by the investigating officer.
(With agency inputs)