Kerala High Court quashes land grabbing case against Oommen Chandy

The Kerala Significant Court on Friday quashed an FIR registered in opposition to former CM Oommen Chandy and many others on costs of land grabbing.

Justice Abraham Mathew observed that the FIR, registered by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, won’t stand authorized scrutiny beneath the anti-corruption act as it was registered on a “non-existent” scenario. Previous chief secretary E K Bharath Bhushan, one of the accused, experienced approached the court for quashing the FIR.

As for every vigilance bureau, Chandy and many others conspired to help a real estate developer occupy 15 cents of federal government land at Pattoor in Thiruvananthapuram. The builder allegedly occupied the land owned by Kerala Drinking water Authority (KWA) following fabricating documents and Chandy allegedly acted in favour of the builder disregarding the report from KWA.

Although Chandy was CM, IPS officer Jacob Thomas claimed to Lokayukta that best authorities in the executive were being concerned in the scenario. After LDF arrived to electricity, Thomas, who was manufactured VACB director, lodged the scenario in opposition to Chandy and many others even as the challenge was pending just before Lokayukta.

Previous month, while looking at the plea to quash the FIR, the court questioned Thomas to demonstrate the rationale behind lodging the scenario. However, Thomas hadn’t turned up just before the court, which observed that the officer registered the scenario centered on his assumptions as a substitute of evidence. The court reported the federal government can go ahead to reclaim the profits waste land, allegedly in custody of the builder.

Bhushan reported the verdict experienced relieved me. “The scenario remaining me insulted just before the community,’’ he reported.

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