Justice K Babu is considering a petition (WP-Crl. 1078/22) filed by former councilor GS Sreekumar through advocate KR Rajkumar.
In an order issued on November 25th, the court had recorded the submission of the prosecution that an FIR has been registered by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in the matter. The court was told that the FIR was for offences of forgery, aggravated form of forgery, and forgery to harm the reputation of anyone.
The prosecution had also opposed the demand for a CBI probe by stating that a VACB probe is going on and that the petitioner should have approached a magistrate court if no case was registered on a complaint filed by him. Contending that the allegations in the plea are unclear, the prosecution had argued that the petition is not relevant as a probe is already going on.
It was alleged in the petition that a complaint has been filed before the VACB for registering a case but an efficient probe won’t be possible due to political influence of the parties involved. The petitioner has sought a probe by the CBI or an independent enquiry.
In the plea, it was alleged that thousands of party workers have been appointed to the corporation illegally by the ruling party in the past two years.