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Palmolein case: Government files plea to drop case

In a significant move, the state government on Thursday filed a plea before the Special Judge and Enquiry Commissioner of the Thrissur Vigilance Court seeking to withdraw the petition filed by the previous LDF government to revive the palmolein case in 2006, under Section 321 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

Published: 18th October 2013 11:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2013 11:29 AM   |  A+A-

In a significant move, the state government on Thursday filed a plea before the Special Judge and Enquiry Commissioner of the Thrissur Vigilance Court seeking to withdraw the petition filed by the previous LDF government to revive the palmolein case in 2006, under Section 321 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

The petition has been posted for hearing to October 26. This is for the second time that the UDF government is moving withdrawal plea in connection with the palmolein case in the court.  

The Government had already issued directions to its legal adviser to withdraw the petition filed by the LDF government.

The Government Order, issued on September 13, which was a follow up on the cabinet decision, had authorised Augustine C C, legal advisor of the VACB, to withdraw the petition in the palmolein case.

The legal adviser, in his withdrawal petition, said that the case was a politically motivated one and some of the main witnesses were died during the long trial.

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