Probe against KGB`s in-law: CM`s directive sent to Home Dept
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 21:36
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government on Tuesday set in motion the process on initiating a vigilance probe into alleged amassing of unporportionate wealth by son-in- law of former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan.

As part of the procedure, state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan referred to the Home Secretary the recommendation made by chief minister V S Achuthanandan yesterday to hold a probe into allegations against P V Srinijan, a lawyer and former state vice-president of Youth Congress.

Achuthanandan told reporters that the complaint had been forwarded to the Home Department and they would be pursuing the matter urgently with all seriousness.

The complaint seeking vigilance probe against Sreenijan was made by one Samir from Mattanchery, which, the Chief Minister forwarded to Home Minister suggesting that it would be appropriate to hold an inquiry by Vigiance and Anti- corrpurtion Bureau.

According to Vigilance sources, the next step in the matter would be examination of various legal aspects of the case including the question whether Sreenijan would come under the definition of public servants.

In his complaint based on media reports, Shamieer alleged that Srinijan had,within a span of four years, purchased flats and land in prime locations in parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts, presently valued at over Rs seven crore.

Sreenijan, a lawyer and former vice president of Youth Cognress, had unsuccessfully contested the 2006 assembly polls from Njarackkal assembly constituency in Ernakulam.

As per the report, Sreenijan's affidavit to the Election Commission then had stated that he had a bank balance of Rs 25,000 and no landed property.

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First Published: Tuesday, January 04, 2011, 21:36

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