Kottayam: Striking back at his political detractors who have raised corruption charges against his son V A Arun Kumar, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said the government was ready to order an enquiry if adequate proof was produced.

"If these people who raise these allegations come out with necessary evidence, an enquiry would be ordered immediately," Achuthanandan told reporters here.

"A probe will be ordered against those facing charges, even if it is my son or any relative, if necessary proof was produced by the Opposition," he said.

Achuthanandan said his office or party connections would not come in the way of ordering an investigation and punishing the guilty.

The UDF leaders have alleged that Arun Kumar had received bribe from the sandalwood mafia in 2003 and recently tried to sabotage CBI probe into the irregularities in the operation of Bhutan lotteries in the state.

They also alleged that the Chief Minister's son was involved in the 'Smart City' IT project deal clinched recently between Kerala government and Dubai-based TECOM.

(Agencies)