Biju Ramesh says he bribed Ramesh Chennithala and VS Siva Kumar to get bars reopened

Monday, Feb 1, 2016,12:19 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | In a shocking revelation Monday, bar owner Biju Ramesh claimed that he had given bribe to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Health Minister VS Siva Kumar to influence the government open the closed bars.

In an interview given to a news channel, he alleged that he gave Rs. 2 crore to Chennithala by hand, and Rs. 25 lakhs to Sivakumar was handed over through his personal staff before Neyyatinkara bypoll.

However, Biju Ramesh said he has no receipt or documents to prove the transaction, as he did not receive the same.

He also alleged that a CD that details the financial deals of Minister K. Babu is in the possession of Saritha. S. Nair, the accused in the solar scam.

VS Sivakumar refuted Biju Ramesh’s allegations, saying that why should he, who is a health minister, interfere in bar matters.