Sudhakaran’s speech: Plea for further probe dismissed

Published: 22nd December 2012 11:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2012 11:07 AM   |  A+A-

The Vigilance court here on Friday dismissed a plea seeking further probe into Congress MP K Sudhakaran’s controversial Kottarakkara speech in which he alleged that he was witness to a Supreme Court judge being bribed.  

 The court agreed to the report filed by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) that there was no need for further investigation as already a CBI investigation in this connection was in progress.    Dismissing the petition, Judge S Mohandas said that the report filed by the VACB was accepted and ‘’no further proceedings’’ was required.  Moreover, the incident alleged by Sudhakaran was said to have happened at the Kerala House in New Delhi, which does not come under the jurisdiction of this court, the Judge observed.   Sudhakaran, in his controversial speech at a meeting in Kottarakkara on February 12, 2011, had said that he was witness to a SC judge taking bribe from the representatives of certain bar licensees in the state for issuing a favourable order in a bar licence case.  Sudhakaran made the statement at a meeting organised by the supporters of Kerala Cong (B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai shortly after he was sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a corruption case by the Supreme Court.  The VACB had argued that there was no need for further investigation as the CBI was now conducting an inquiry into the case.  They had demanded that there was no need for a parallel investigation and the case should be closed. 

 Petitioner P Nagaraj had alleged that there was no proper, effective and impartial investigation by the investigation agency.

Nagaraj had contended that there was no investigation by the CBI. The CBI had not even registered an FIR in the case, he said.

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