The RTI documents in possession with Manorama clearly prove that the official was under suspension during the period for which the award was given.
The decision on the suspension was taken on the basis of the recommendations in the report submitted by the Director General of Prisons and Correctional Services.
The post-mortem report revealed that Shemeer died due to the internal injuries caused by 40 wounds and head injury.
Perumbavoor native P K Anas is an accused in several criminal cases, including murder and gold smuggling.
The outlets, which also envisage facilities for CNG filling and charging electric vehicles, have come up on prison land taken on a30-year lease by the IOC.
What makes the venture special is that all the programmes have been scripted, produced and edited by the prisoners themselves.
Stringent action will be taken against officials in case of violation of prison rules, the Chief Minister said.
The entire cost of the project runs to more than Rs 2 crores.
Currently, the police are investigating his involvement in a number of crimes, that are believed to be hatched by Kodi Suni from the jail and carried out with the help of quotation gangs operating out of north Malabar.