Thiruvananthapuram: The vigilance court at Thrissur in Kerala admitted a petition seeking proceedings against KG Balakrishnan, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman and former Chief Justice of India, KG Bhaskaran, his brother and special government pleader, and PV Sreenijan, his son-in-law who was the Congress candidate in during the Kerala assembly elections in 2006.
The petition, filed by George Vattakulam, president of Malayavedi, a charitable organization, says Bhaskaran and Sreenijan had amassed wealth beyond their know sources of income during the tenure of Balakrishnan as CJI.
V Jayaram, special judge at the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, has posted the case for hearing to 18 January.
Already, the Kerala government vigilance probe is on against Sreenijan in the wake of a private complaint to the chief minister.
In a related development, Sreenijan on Wednesday submitted his resignation from the primary membership of the Youth Congress, after the state leadership issued him a notice to personally appear before the leadership and clarify on charges of amassing wealth. PC Vishnunath, Kerala Youth Congress president, said the resignation has been accepted.
Sreenijan who was the Congress candidate in 2006 Assembly elections from Njarakkal constituency in Ernakulam district had in his affidavit then said he owned no land and had a bank balance of Rs25,000.