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Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu resigns

K. BabuKochi, Jan 23: Kerala Excise Minister K.Babu on Saturday handed over his resignation to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, hours after a court ordered a case be registered against him for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.50 lakh.

The Thrissur Vigilance court ordered a case against Babu after the vigilance department asked for a month’s time to submit a verification report following the complaint by whistleblower bar owner Biju Ramesh that he bribed Babu to permit bars to continue to function. (IANS)