Thursday, October 26, 2006

Preliminary probe finds no irregularities: Balakrishnan

A preliminary probe has not found any irregularities in large-scale land deals in Kochi and nearby areas,Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan informed the assembly today.

However, the Government views seriously reports that counterfeit notes had been used for purchasing lands in Kochi and would make a detailed inquiry, Balakrishnan said while replying to Congress member K Babu's submission.

Raising the matter, Babu, quoting media reports, said counterfeit notes were used in land deals to the tune of rs 300 crore in recent weeks.

The counterfeit notes have come to Kerala in two containers and Pakistan's ISI agents were suspected to be behind the transport of counterfeit notes to Kerala, Babu said.


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