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Moily`s virtual clean chit to K G Balakrishnan

Last Updated: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 21:08

Bangalore: Union Law Minister M Veerappa
Moily on Monday gave a clean chit to NHRC Chairman and
former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, saying there
is no evidence of misuse of office by him.

"I don`t have even a single piece of paper to say...these
are all the allegations", Moily said, responding to a question
on allegations against Balakrishnan`s son-in-law for amassing
disproportionate assets and against his brother which appeared
in a section of the media.

"It`s only in newspapers and (television) channels", he
said on the allegations, adding "just because somebody levels
charges, they don`t become true".

Moily said allegations should be linked to misuse of
office, if any, by the former CJI. "There is no linkage
between the exercise of duty as a judge and certain property
made by his kith and kin", he said.

Meanwhile, Moily said there is no difference in Congress
on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s offer to appear before the
PAC on 2G spectrum issue.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee`s comments yesterday
should be seen in the context that no Prime Minister has
appeared before a PAC in parliamentary history, he said.

On BJP`s allegation that Congress is making an attempt to
make Sanjay Gandhi a "scapegoat" for all the wrongs during the
Emergency, he said "it`s not we (Congress trying to make
him scapegoat".

Moily said BJP had carried out a "tirade" against Indira
Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi in the past for the clamping of
Emergency and now the opposition party thinks that the
"people have short memory".

BJP`s defence of Sanjay Gandhi stems from the fact that
his widow Maneka Gandhi is in the party, he said.


First Published: Monday, January 3, 2011 - 21:08

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