Kannur: Police gave a clean chit to corporation chairperson PK Syamala in the NRI entrepreneur suicide case. Police are all set to give a report to the concerned officials stating that the case is closed, alleging that there was no fallout from the municipality in the case.

The investigation report also stated that the convention centre of deceased Sajan didn't get its building number as there were defects in the construction. It added that financial crises and other problems led Sajan to take the extreme step.

The kin of Sajan Parayil said that the NRI entrepreneur who had invested in the construction, committed suicide as the municipality refused to grant a permit (license) to run a convention centre.

Parayil had invested Rs 15 crore. He worked in Nigeria for 15 years before he quit his job and returned to India. Three years ago, he started the construction of Partha convention centre in Kannur, Kerala.

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His family told the media that right from the beginning of construction, there were many hurdles. His family members also said that the municipality had, once, asked Sajan to demolish the building. Later, Sajan moved the district town planning officer, who granted permission to resume construction work.

After the completion of construction, the convention centre didn't get its building number from the municipality. Sajan's wife Beena told media that even though Sajan worked for the CPM, no one from the party helped him. She added that her husband had given a complaint to minister for industries EP Jayarajan regarding the issue to no avail.

Sajan’s relatives alleged that the corporation chairperson PK Syamala, wife of CPM central committee member MV Govindan, did not provide sanctions to the convention centre due to personal vengeance and also issued a notice to demolish the structure.