Malappuram: Congress launched a protest in Malappuram alleging that the state government is fabricating the fake cases against Aryaden Shoukath, the Congress leader, and son of senior Congress leader and former minister Aryaden Muhammad. The protesters held a march to the Pukkottupadam police station in the district.
MLA P V Anwar lodged a complaint to the Chief Minister that Aryaden Shoukath allegedly involved in the murder attempt leveled against him (Anwar) over the row between him and an entrepreneur hails from Kottayam. Following this Pukkottupadam police charged a case framing Arayaden Shoukath and Congress leader Shajahan. Shoukath made it clear that he or any other Congress leaders were not involved in the incident.
DCC President P V Prakash asked not to misuse governemnt machinery for indulging in the personal rivalry. Congress said the allegation raised against Shoukath is to hide the irregularities in the fund over the construction of the Edakkara bypass.