According to a reply given by the state Home Department
to RTI activist and lawyer D B Binu, the Special Branch
CID of the Kerala police collected the details regarding the
assets of Balakrishnan and his relatives on the basis of
media reports in this regard.
However, the details ascertained as part of the probe had
not been disclosed as investigations are still on.
According to Binu, the reply, furnished through the Public
Information Officer, said it was not possible to disclose
the details of the information collected at this juncture.
Binu, in his query, had sought to know if the police
had conducted any probe into the allegations concerning NHRC
chairman and his relatives, and, if so, what further action
proposed to do on it.
Allegations of amassing wealth disproportionate to their
known sources of income have come up against Balakrishnan's
sons-in-law P V Sreenijan and M J Benny and his brother
K G Bhaskaran.
The state government had a couple of months back ordered a
Viglance probe against Sreenijan, who was a Youth Congress
activist and contested the last assembly polls
unsuccessfully. Sreenijan resigned the prime members of the
Youth Congress in the backdrop of allegations against him.
According to police sources, the details of of the assets
owned by Balakrishnan's relatives were gathered from various
land registration offices and by examination of related
The report, kept as confidential, had been given to the
Additional Chief Secretary in charge of the Home Department.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government has
confirmed that the police had conducted a probe into the
allegations of amassment of disproportionate assets by
former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan and his
First Published: Friday, March 04, 2011, 18:24