No info on legal hurdles against ex-CJIs kin

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Wednesday said he had not received any report on legal hurdles in conducting a vigilance inquiry into the alleged amassing of wealth by P V Sreenijan, son-in-law of former CJI K G Balakrishan.

"I did not receive any information," Achuthanandan replied when reporters sought his reaction to the opinion of Vigilance legal advisor on "unviability" of ordering a probe into allegations against Sreenijan.

Official sources had said the Legal advisor to Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) on Monday conveyed to the Home Department that Sreenijan would not come under the definition of public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Achuthanandan had last week recommended a probe after he received a private complaint against Sreenijan.

The chief minister`s recommendation was referred to VACB`s legal advisor to examine the legal feasibility of a possible inquiry against Sreenijan.

A former vice-president of the state Youth Congress, Sreenijan, who unsuccessfully contested the 2006 Assembly polls, resigned from the primary membership of Youth Congress last week after coming under allegations.

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