Suspension of 3 employees including General Manager

Pathanamthitta: Three employees, including the general manager, have been suspended in connection with the sale of spirits at Travancore Sugars and Chemicals, a public sector undertaking in Thiruvalla. Alex P Abraham, General Manager, Shahim, Personal Manager and Megha Murali, Production Manager have been suspended.

KSBC MD Yogesh Gupta issued the order. The investigation team had found that the spirit smuggling was carried out with the connivance of the company’s general manager Alex P Abraham, personal manager Shehim and production manager Megha Murali. Subsequently, action was taken against them.

He said production of the suspended liquor would resume on Monday. Liquor production at Travancore Sugars and Chemicals in Thiruvalla has been suspended following allegations that officials, including the company’s general manager, were involved in spirit fraud. At present there are 10 permanent employees, 28 temporary employees and 117 contract employees working under the Excise Department.