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Govt will look at quashing FIR against Achuthanandan

Posted on Dec 06, 07:23PM | UNI

Reiterating that the government was not expediting action against the leader of the Opposition in the Assembly and senior CPI(M) leader V S Achuthanandan in a case pertaining to the allocation of land to his relative, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the government would look into all aspects of quashing the FIR against Mr Achuthanandan in the case.

Reacting to reporters on the sidelines of a public function here, he said that the government would opt legal action against the verdict, after going through it carefully.

"The government has not shown any haste in the case. The FIR was registered very earlier. So far the government moved ahead with the case after obtaining due legal advises in this regard," he added.

Reitertaing that there was no political vengance against him in this case, he said that the government had never tried to humiliate or protect anybody in the case.

"The law will go on its course," he said adding that the government would take appropriate action after going through the verdict.

Asked about whether the government would file appeal against the single bench verdict, he said, "It was the Home minister do decide the couse of action against it." The Kerala High Court today quashed the FIR against the leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly and senior CPI(M) leader V S Achuthanandan in a case pertaining to the allocation of land to his relative and ex-service man in Kasargod district, allegedly flouting norms at the fag end of his tenure.