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Troubles continue for ex-CJI Balakrishnan

Source: PTI
August 03, 2011 03:14 IST
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Troubles continued for former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, who is now National Human Rights Commission chairman, with the survey department concluding that his son-in-law and advocate P V Sreenijan had allegedly encroached government land.

Following a complaint by president of Malayalavedi State Committee George Vattukulam to the Mukundapuram Tahasildar and the Executive Engineer (Irrigation) in February last, the officials of the survey department had surveyed the land under dispute recently and confirmed that it was government land in possession of Sreenijan.

Vattukulam, a human rights activist, told PTI in Thrissur on Tuesday that the land allegedly encroached by Sreenijan at Kalloor (Vadakkumuri) of Mukundapuram Taluk was over 32 cents.

The land under dispute adjacent to another plot of land owned by the advocate, was on the bank of the river Chalakudy, official sources said.

The survey department has sent a report to the revenue department for any action deemed necessary, the sources said.

Vattukulam said he had pleaded in his complaints that the encroached land should be recovered from Sreenijan and that proper action should be initiated against the guilty.

Sreenijan already faces vigilance and tax probe over allegations of amassing wealth.

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