Press Esc to close
Tuesday 26 July 2016
News updated at 11:15 PM IST
Weather
Max: 30.3°C
Min : 20.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

VS first accused in land scam case

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20, 2012, DHNS:

Veteran CPM leader and former Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan was named the first accused in a case on the allotment of government land to his relative in violation of norms.

The state government on Tuesday informed the High Court that K P Rajendran (CPI), revenue minister in his ministry, was the second accused. Achuthanandan’s personal assistant Suresh and his relative Soman, a former army personnel, were also accused in the case.

The government told the court that the charge sheet would be filed in a couple of weeks.
However, all IAS officers, including former principal secretary Sheela Thomas who is serving as the Rubber Board chairperson at present, have been dropped from the case.

On a petition filed by Achuthanandan in the Supreme Court, seeking to revoke the FIR filed in the case, the state government had appealed that his plea should not be granted since several proofs that established the charges were unearthed during investigation.

The investigating officer, DySP Kunjan, had filed the affidavit on behalf of the state.  The affidavit stated that Soman had got land by understating his income. This apart, the norm that government land allotted to an individual should not be disposed of for 25 years was relaxed. The case has been posted for hearing on November 26. Achuthanandan, during his tenure as the chief minister, had allegedly intervened and allotted 2.3 acres to Soman, violating norms.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Army personnel pay tribute to jawans who died in Kargil War on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Kozhikode on ..

Army personnel pay tribute to jawans who died in Kargil War on Kargil Vijay Diwas in Kozhikode on ..

Specially abled kids from Om Creations Trust (NGO) make handcrafted rakhis as part of a campaign ...

Specially abled kids from Om Creations Trust (NGO) make handcrafted rakhis as part of a campaign ...

Punjab Police and BSF Jawans patrol after they captured suspected terrorists in Jalandhar's Khurla..

Punjab Police and BSF Jawans patrol after they captured suspected terrorists in Jalandhar's Khurla..

A couple carry their mother Runuka Devi on a palanquin to Gola Gokarannath from Kachla Ganga Ghaat..

A couple carry their mother Runuka Devi on a palanquin to Gola Gokarannath from Kachla Ganga Ghaat..

Police fire tear gas shells to disperse the rally, taken out from downtown city, on way to Lal ...

Police fire tear gas shells to disperse the rally, taken out from downtown city, on way to Lal ...

Members of National Human Rights and crime control organisation paying tributes to the soldiers ...

Members of National Human Rights and crime control organisation paying tributes to the soldiers ...

Policemen stands guard at Budshah Chowk after the 17-day old curfew was lifted in Srinagar on ...

Policemen stands guard at Budshah Chowk after the 17-day old curfew was lifted in Srinagar on ...

Vendors sell fruit at M A Road after curfew was lifted after 17-day in Srinagar on Tuesday...

Vendors sell fruit at M A Road after curfew was lifted after 17-day in Srinagar on Tuesday...

Legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma being felicitated during an event...

Legendary Santoor player Pandit Shivkumar Sharma being felicitated during an event...

Members of the Indian archery team, the first to reach Brazil for the upcoming Olympics...

Members of the Indian archery team, the first to reach Brazil for the upcoming Olympics...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523