Kerala High Court cancels FIR against Achuthanandan
The Kerala High Court on Thursday cancelled an FIR against veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former chief minster, V S Achuthanandan in connection with a land allotment issue.
Quashing the report, the court says that framing a case against him on 'false and frivolous' charges was unworthy of any merit.
The court further stated that some features presented in the case were too disturbing that in fact gives enough room to generate suspicion that the machinery of vigilance is misused and abused to silence political opponents.
Reacting to the verdict, Achuthanandnan said in Thiruvananthapuram that it was a 'mortal blow' to the Congress-led UDF Government and its attempts to frame him in a corruption case.
The case pertains to alleged violation of norms while allotting 2.33 acres of land to T K Soman, an ex-serviceman and Achuthanandan's close relative, in Kasaragod district when he was Chief Minister heading the LDF Government during 2006-11.