Kochi: Aam Admi Party's state unit on Wednesday approached the Kerala High Court seeking a CBI probe into the graft allegations made by bar owners against state Finance Minister KM Mani.
In the petition, AAP'S Kerala Convenor and eminent writer, Sara Joseph, stated that even five days after the disclosure of bribery charges by Kerala Bar Hotels Association President Biju Ramesh, police have not yet registered an FIR.
The disclosure amounts to an offence punishable under provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, the petitioner contended.
Instead of investigating the case, government has referred the matter for a preliminary inquiry by vigilance, she said.
Vigilance being controlled by government, there was no likelihood of an effective investigation against a Cabinet Minister, she submitted.