The Lokayukta has found Kerala Minister KT Jaleel guilty in the nepotism case. The report also said that the minister was not eligible to continue in his post as he supported nepotism.
The Lokayukta in its report said, “”The action of the respondent (Jaleel) was actuated in a discharge of his function as Minister by personal interest to favour his own second cousin. It amounted to favoritism and nepotism and also a lack of integrity in his capacity as a Minister. The conduct of the second respondent also violated the Oath of Office he had taken as a Minister to discharge his duties as a Minister ‘without fear or favor, affection or ill will”.
Jaleel had appointed his relative KT Adeeb as general manager in the Kerala State Minorities Development Finance Corporation Limited and a notification was issued allowing relaxation in qualification which ensured the appointment of the relative.
The complaint was filed by V K Muhammed Shafi and it asked the chief minister to remove Jaleel from his post as he violated the oath and engaged in nepotism.