Kerala High Court dismissed PIL against CM and former Principal Secretary.

    A PIL was dismissed on wedenesday against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former Principal Secretary M. Shivashankaran.

    The PIL was seeking CBI/NIA investigation in the Kerala Gold Smuggling scam, Sprinkler deal, e-mobility consultancy scam and BevQ App. Scam allegedly involving CM and former Principal Secretary.

    The petitioner was not able to produce an iota of evidence to support the allegations, observing which a division bench comprising of Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly held that

    “The petitioner has solely relied on the statement of the Leader of the opposition and contended that if it is true, the matter requires investigation. As such, he has no evidence or material, and that is why he has prayed for an interim direction, as stated above. This court is not an investigation agency”