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President urged to order probe against ex-CJI

President urged to order probe against ex-CJI

Author: PTI
Publication: The New Indian Express
Date: January 9, 2011
URL: http://expressbuzz.com/edition/print.aspx?artid=238225

The Kerala Bar Council today urged President Pratibha Patil to order a probe into alleged amassing of wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income by relatives of former CJI K G Balakrishnan.

Passing a unanimous resolution to this effect at its meeting here, the Bar Council said, "Such an inquiry is needed to bring out the truth."

The Bar Council is the apex body of all Bar Associations and advocates in Kerala.

Earlier Bar Associations of Kozhikode and Trichur had demanded that Justice Balakrishnan resign and face an inquiry.

Media reports had alleged that Justice Balakrishnan's two sons-in-law P V Sreenijan and Benny and his younger brother K G Bhaskaran had amassed properties in various parts of Kerala.

Sreenijan, an advocate and Youth Congress worker had resigned from the party after an explanation was sought from him. A vigilance probe is on against Sreenijan, who unsuccessfully contested the last Assembly polls on a Congress ticket.

Bhaskaran, a senior government pleader, who was looking after various cases of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes resigned on health grounds after the Advocate General asked him to demit office or go on leave.

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