KOCHI: The Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court on Wednesday directed the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) to file a progress report on the probe against actor Jayasurya for allegedly reclaiming 3.7 cents of the land of Chilavannor lake in Kochukadavanthara here before September 16.VACB officers told ‘Express’ charge sheet in the case will be filed in a month.The court sought the report following a petition by activist Gireesh Babu, who said VACB had not filed a charge sheet or any other report even though one-and-a-half years had passed since the case against Jayasurya was registered on February 27 last year. Babu alleged the delay was deliberate, to save the accused who include Kochi Corporation Secretary V R Raju and former assistant executive engineer N M George.
VACB officers told ‘Express’ investigation in the case and the documentation of the charge sheet have been completed. “The charge sheet required some corrections. So the report has been handed over to the legal advisor. We are looking to file the charge sheet within a month. The final draft of the charge sheet has to be sent to the Vigilance Director for his sanction and for prosecuting the accused who would be named in the charge sheet,” a VACB officer said. Babu had first filed a complaint in the Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court alleging Jayasurya encroached the land with the help of Kochi Corporation officers. Upon the direction of the court, a resurvey was ordered and a report was sought. Later, the court had directed VACB to register a case based on the complaint.