Jaleel resigns after Lokayukta party found him guilty in "nepotism" case

Kerala's Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel resigned from the government on Tuesday. Recently, the Lokayukta had said in his report that Jaleel had misused the post as a public servant to benefit his relative.

KT Jaleel. Source: The New Indian Express

Sources said, Jalil, sent his resignation to Chief Minister P Vijayan, which has been forwarded to the Governor. Jaleel has confirmed his resignation by writing a post on Facebook. A day earlier, Jalil filed a petition in the Kerala High Court to quash the Lokayukta order.

The Lokayukta bench had submitted the report to the Chief Minister on Friday. The report said that Jaleel should not continue in the ministerial post as allegations of misuse of power, nepotism, and favoritism are proved against him. The Lokayukta gave his decision on the complaint of the leader of the Muslim Youth League.

The complaint filed in November 2018 stated that Jaleel appointed his nephew Adeeb as the general manager of the Kerala State Minority Development Finance Corporation, following the rules. Despite Adib being a manager in a private bank, he was appointed.

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