TG Nandakumar Issue: Enquiry
Commissioner seeks document
By Express News Service - KOTTAYAM
13th November 2012 11:24 AM
The Enquiry Commissioner (EC) and Special Judge (Vigilance), Kottayam, has directed the Additional Legal Advisor (Vigilance) C C Augustine to produce the controversial document in which Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan had allegedly exerted his power to circumvent the CBI inquiry against controversial businessman T G Nandakumar for amassing wealth.
Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge (Vigilance) S Soman issued the order while hearing a plea filed by human rights activist Jomon Puthenpurakal on Monday.The court postponed the case to November 15.
According to the plea, the complainant sought action against Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and five former officials in the Home Department for burying a government order issued to hand over two Vigilance and Crime Branch cases against Nandakumar to the CBI.
The court observed that the allegation raised by the complainant is serious in nature.Since the complainant pointed out that a Home Department official concerned had marked a note on the file that the Home Minister directed that the file should not be sent to the Central Government, the original file should be produced before the court soon.According to the complaint, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan is the seventh accused in the case and T G Nandakumar, the first accused.
Two former under-secretaries John M John and M Salim, former Joint Secretary S Sukhi, former Home Secretary K Jayakumar and current Principal Secretary to the Home Department Sajan Peter are the second to sixth accused, respectively.
The complaint stated that the state government has in its order GO (MS) No 66/2012 Home (M) Department & SRO No 119/2012 issued on February 22, which recommended a CBI inquiry against T G Nandakumar following a complaint filed by Jomon himself on November 7, 2011.
However, ensuing action was delayed following the alleged intervention of the Home Minister and other officials.Jomon also alleged in his complaint that the Home Department officials concerned had decided not to send the GO to the Central Ministry yielding to the demand of the first accused and according to the directions of the seventh accused.
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