Former Kerala minister sent to jail

February 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Kerala power minister R. Balakrishnan Pillai surrendered before a special court and was sent to jail here Friday, a day after the Supreme Court handed him a one-year jail term in a corruption case. Special court judge B. Vijayakumar directed police to take Pillai and another accused, contractor P.K. Sajeevan, to the Central Prison. Pillai was convicted in the nearly 30-year-old Idamalayar dam corruption case.

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