K M Shajahan Seeks to Implead in Lavalin Plea
K M Shajahan, former additional private secretary to Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan, on Thursday approached the Kerala High Court seeking permission to implead in the revision petitions challenging the order of the Thiruvananthapuram CBI Special Court discharging CPM State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and six others from the SNC-Lavalin corruption case.
According to Shajahan, the CBI Special Court order is illegal and makes a mockery of the criminal justice administration in a society governed by rule of law.
The order also gives rise to serious question of law and interpretation of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Shajahan pointed out that the Supreme Court had held that any person can set the criminal law in motion. Hence he approached the court seeking to implead in the case.
The High Court had issued notices to Pinarayi Vijayan, K Mohanachandran, former principal secretary (Power), K G Rajasekharan Nair, former KSEB financial adviser, R Sadasivan, former finance commissioner, Kasthuri Ranga Iyer, former KSEB chief engineer, P A Siddhartha Menon, former KSEB chairman, and A Francis, former joint secretary (Power).
It also called for the records of Lavalin case kept in the CBI court. The court issued the order while admitting the revision petitions filed by the CBI and Crime Magazine editor T P Nandakumar.