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Pattoor Land Scam: Plea Rejected

Published: 15th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2014 04:53 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance court here has rejected the plea for a probe by the Vigilance into the Pattoor land scam. The court observed that there was no need for a further probe as the Lok Ayuktha had already initiated an investigation into the scam.

A team under Vigilance ADGP Jacob Thomas has been entrusted with the investigation and as such a further probe by the Vigilance is not needed, the court said.

The court gave the ruling on a petition seeking an inquiry into the whole episode by listing the Chief Secretary and other officials in the case.  The Lok Ayuktha had ordered the setting up of the special team while pointing out several anomalies in the issue. It had also appointed counsel K B Pradeep as amicus curiae for a proper, meaningful and correct investigation so as to ensure that the really guilty public servants are brought to book.  The Lok Ayuktha had also directed to stop further construction at the controversial land and the stay would continue till the property was measured and boundary demarcated.  

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