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Kerala CM orders probe against KG Balakrishnan's son-in-law

January 03, 2011 20:43 IST
Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has ordered a probe into the complaint filed by one Shameer from Mattanchery, Kochi against P V Sreenijan, the son-in-law of Justice K G Balakrishnan, the former Chief Justice of India, for allegedly amassing property at worth Rs 7 crore in the last four years.

Achuthanandan has directed Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan to conduct a vigilance inquiry into the property scam involving Sreenijan. There have been media reports that Sreenijan usurped wealth beyond his known sources of income.

Sreenijan, who was a Congress candidate from the reserved seat of Njarackal constituency in Ernakulam district in the 2006 assembly elections, had declared only Rs 25,000 as his income while declaring his assets. However, in the last financial year he filed returns for Rs 25 lakh and Rs 15 lakh on behalf of his wife K B Sony.

Kerala Congress party president Ramesh Chennithala told that the Congress was open to any investigation in the case. The chief minister's office was, however, not available for comment.
Arun Lakshman in Thiruvananthapuram