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SC refuses to entertain Kerala ex-minister plea

SUPREME COURT on Friday declined to entertain former Kerala minister Okay T Jaleel’s enchantment towards a Kerala Excessive Court docket judgment upholding the state Lokayukta findings of nepotism and favouritism towards him.

A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao turned down the plea saying it might have thought-about it if it was a case of obscure or ambiguous allegations. “However it’s a clear case of a relative being favoured,” it stated.

The bench additionally comprising Justice B R Gavai permitted him to withdraw the plea.

Showing for Jaleel, who was Increased Training and Minority Welfare minister within the earlier LDF authorities, Senior Advocate Gopal Shankaranarayanan contended that the Lokayukta had reached its conclusions with out listening to him.

He stated the grievance was filed on the occasion of the Muslim League get together after Jaleel’s kin Adeeb Okay T initiated proceedings towards a few of its members.

Jaleel had stepped down as minister in April this 12 months following the Lokayukta discovering that he breached his oath of workplace.

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