Kochi: The Kerala High Court today rejected a plea seeking a probe against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the diplomatic baggage gold and currency smuggling case.
The court accepted the state government’s argument that the plea filed by Aji Krishnan of an NGO is not tenable. The court dismissed the charges that the probe being conducted by the Customs and the Enforcement Directorate is not effective and that the investigation should be held under the court ‘s supervision.
The court observed that a division bench of the Kerala High Court had already passed judgment on a similar plea.
The court said that the petitioner has not been able to produce any fresh evidence to back his allegations after the division bench made its verdict.
The court expressed satisfaction over progress report presented by the investigation agencies.
The petitioner had alleged that the probe agencies had not considered the allegations made by the accused Swapna Suresh and Sarith about the alleged involvement of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his family members, former Speaker Sreeramakrishnan and other top officials in the case.