The state government on Wednesday submitted before the Kerala High Court that the Crime Branch had initiated steps to conduct a detailed investigation into the land grab case in which Salim Raj, suspended gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is alleged to have been involved.
The investigation by the Crime Branch could be started only after getting the various records relating to the case, which are in the custody of the Vigilance Department, submitted SP, Crime Branch (Economic Offences Wing), Kottayam.
The Crime Branch started the investigation at the village office, Thrikkakara North and taluk office, Kanayannur.
The officers in-charge informed that the entire records related to the matter, including the basic tax register, Thandaper register, co-relation register, note files and communication files, were now with the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau, Ernakulam.
The Crime Branch was informed that the records were kept in the office of the Vigilance Department as directed by the court and would be handed over only if there was any further order by the court, the Crime Branch submitted.