The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the Crime Branch to produced the case diary and other related documents on a forgery case against controversial businessman T G Nandakumar.
Justice P Bhavadasan issued the order on a petition filed by Nandakumar seeking to quash the FIR registered by the Crime Branch’s Organised Crime Wing, Thiruvananthapuram.
The case was registered based on a complaint by Jomon Puthenpurakkal of Kottayam.
The prosecution case was that Nandakumar, with the intention to tarnish the image of the complainant and also thwarting the appointment of C K Abdul Rahim, an advocate of the Kerala High Court, as a judge, had prepared a bogus petition.
The petition was prepared in the name of Jomon and had forged signature.
The letter alleged that the advocate was an active member of banned organisation SIMI and had connections with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Copies of the letter were sent to the President of India, Prime Minister, Supreme Court Registrar, Kerala Chief Minister and top police officials.
The Crime Branch submitted that it conducted a search at the house of the accused at Vennala on August, 2011, and seized two computers and two pendrives.
The seized items were sent for examination.
“On investigation, it was revealed that Nandakumar is the prime suspect in the case. He had several contacts and connections with businessmen, advocates and other personalities in New Delhi.
“An extensive investigation is required in New Delhi and other places. Hence, an investigation by the CBI is needed,” the Crime Branch submitted.
Meanwhile, the state had decided to handed over the probe in the case to the CBI in February 2012 and is awaiting further orders from the Ministry of Home Affairs.