Police did not advise CM's chopper ride, says police chief

Police did not advise CM's chopper ride, says police chief

"The order will be cancelled".

The Congress demanded registration of a corruption case over the matter, while the BJP wanted the Centre to monitor utilisation of the Ockhi cyclone relief fund.

The DGP in his letter to the government said a helicopter was hired from M/s Chipsan Aviation Pvt Ltd for the to and fro journey of the Chief Minister from Nattika Cotton Mill Helipad, Thrissur district to Thiruvananthapuram on December 26 in connection with the visit of the Central team to assess Ockhi damage.

"It's a blatant misuse of resources, especially at a time when the government claims to be short of money for disaster relief", said Chennithala.

In Kochi, Leader of the Opposition in the assembly Ramesh Chennitha said it was a "serious lapse" on the part of the government and a highly "condemnable act".

Meanwhile the Latin Diocese Vicar General Eugene Pereira said all the funds collected and disbursed in the name of Ockhi relief should be made public.

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On 26 December, Vijayan returned back to state capital Trivandrum in a helicopter after attending an organizational event of his Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM in Thrissur district.

State revenue minister E Chandrasekharan, a CPI nominee, sought an explanation from the additional chief secretary for paying from the relief fund for the chief minister's tour to attend a CPM event.

Former CPI legislator Rajaji Mathew Thomas, the Chief Editor of the CPI party organ, said he had never heard any Chief Minister of Kerala ordering the media to "get out". After the issue became a controversy, the chief minister's office on Tuesday hurriedly cancelled the original order and clarified that the general administration department will foot the bill.

Also, state police chief Loknath Behera was dragged into the controversy with news channels on Wednesday quoting representatives of the private agency that provided the helicopter for the chief minister's travel as saying that Mr. Behra was the one who arranged the chief minister's chopper ride.

Only yesterday it came to my notice that the rent for the helicopter was paid from the Ockhi disaster relief fund.

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