Further trouble brewing for ex-CJI Balakrishnan

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 21:03

Kochi: Further trouble is brewing for former
CJI Justice K G Balakrishnan as his yougner brother K G
Bhaskaran, Special Government Pleader in the Kerala High Court was on Tuesday asked by the state Advocate General to either demit
office or to go on leave following allegations of amassing
wealth disproprotionate to his known sources of income.
Bhaskaran was appointed special government pleader to
defend cases against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Following the directions from AG Sudhakara Prasad,
bhaskaran agreeed to go on medical leave, AG`s office sources
said.

As bhaskaran had not been attending office since the court
reopened after vacation yesterday, his leave application was
sent by a special messenger to him.

According to media reports, Bhaskaram had purchased about
60 acres of land in Dindigul in Tamil Nadu in 2005-06 in the
name of his wife, 4 children and K G Praveen, a close relative
of justice Balakrishnan and had built a farm house there. The
property is reportedly up for sale. There were also reports
that Bhaskaran and his wife Ratnaamma, a retired judicial
magistrate were huilding a palatial house in Puthen Kurushu in
Ernakulam distirct and that he had spent over rs one crore to
build the huge house.
Bhaskaran had said the media reports were `exaggerated`.

Justice Balakrishna`s son-in law P V Sreenijan, an advoacte
and former youth congress state vice president, is also in a
thick of controversy as reports have emerged that he had
amassed properties worth several crores in a short span of
four years from 2006.

Fromer supreme court judge justice V R Krishna Iyer has
demanded a judicial probe into the allegations against KGB`s
family members.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 21:03

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