'Threat perception exists against judges'

Published: 22nd November 2013 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2013 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

The state government on Thursday submitted before the Kerala High Court that threat perception exists against judges of the Kerala High Court, NIA judge and other subordinate judiciary judges in the state. Hence, the police are providing round the clock security for them.

In a statement, the state government pointed out that currently, 127 police personnel are permanently deployed for providing security to 72 judges, members of tribunals and commissions and retired judges to avert any untoward incident. Besides, ample security arrangements have been provided to the members of judiciary after assessing the local threat perception.

The state made the submission in response to a petition filed by Adv Basil Attipetty seeking a directive to provide police protection for the judges of the Kerala High Court. Upa Lokayukta Justice G Sasidharan and retired NIA judge S Vijayakumar still faces threat from certain corners in connection with the verdict in the case related to the appointment of assistants in Kerala University and the Kashmir recruitment case, respectively. S Vijayakumar had pronounced judgments in sensational cases of the NIA, including Kozhikode twin blasts case and recently in the Kashmir recruitment case.

He also pronounced verdict in several cases of the CBI, including Chekannur Moulavi case, Kasargod Jabbar murder case, etc. Most of the accused in the cases are notorious and some of them even have suspected support from anti-national agencies and terrorist agencies.


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