STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

2015 Kerala Assembly brawl case: LDF government to withdraw criminal case

During the previous UDF government, the Left Democratic Front legislators had disrupted assembly proceedings while former state finance minister KM Mani was presenting the budget.

Published: 27th February 2018 03:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2018 03:56 PM   |  A+A-

Court Hammer

Image used for representational purpose.

By ANI

TRIVANDRUM: The Kerala government has decided to withdraw the criminal case against former legislators in the 2015 Kerala Assembly brawl case.

During the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) government, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) legislators had disrupted assembly proceedings while former state finance minister KM Mani was presenting the budget.

The LDF agitation was followed by the alleged 'Bar Scam' against then finance minister K M Mani.

On March 13, 2015, as assembly proceedings began LDF legislators protested in the assembly leading to unruly incidents.

A case was registered then against 6 LDF MLA's for damaging public property.

After LDF government assumed power, one of the accused MLA's V Sivankutty wrote a letter to the Chief Minister alleging that the case was politically motivated.

Based on this letter, the home department decided to withdraw this case after consulting with the law department. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp