Relief for Pinarayi in graft case

Vijayan is listed as the seventh accused in the case relating to award of contracts to renovate three hydel projects to Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin in 1998 when he was the power minister. The investigating agency had filed a charge sheet against Vijayan in the case.

The CPM leader had filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging even the authority and competence of the Kerala governor in granting sanction under Section 197 CrPC to prosecute him and it was pending before the apex court, the CBI said, adding, “It is therefore submitted that it may also be improper on the part of the prosecution to conduct further investigation against Vijayan at this stage.”

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