NEW DELHI: The apex court on Monday pulled up former Kerala CM and Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan for unnecessary delaying the trial in the palmolein case for political motives.
The remark came when it noticed that Achuthanandan was frequently approaching the court with additional documents and made it clear that such acts to unnecessarily delay the proceedings could not be accepted. The court said such acts would only force the court to take action against him.
Achuthanandan had approached court seeking it to prevent the state government from withdrawing the palmolein case. He also wanted Oommen Chandy’s name added to the list of accused. “Have you made any allegation of corruption against the present CM of Kerala? You are not taking any responsibility. Are you fishing in troubled waters?” said the Bench of Justice T S Thakur and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel.
Asking Achuthanandan’s counsel if his client was ready to file an affidavit alleging corruption against Chandy, the court said it would impose heavy costs if it found him to be using judicial forums for political agenda.