SC asks AG on complaint status against fmr CJI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati to apprise it about the status of a complaint filed in May last year against former Chief Justice of India and chairman,National Human Rights Commission K G Balakrishnan, seeking a CBI probe into his assets.

"What is the status of the complaint forwarded to the Minsitry of Home Affairs?," a bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia sought to know.

The complaint was filed by a Delhi-based journalist on May 5, 2010, seeking a CBI probe into the assets of Balakrishnan and his family members.

The bench sought the assistance of the AG and asked him to inform it about the status of the complaint within two weeks.

It noted that a complaint about NHRC chief was made to the Vice President which was forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

It said till it receives a response from the AG, it will keep the matter adjourned. The court was hearing a petition filed by advocate M L Sharma seeking judicial inqiry into the alleged disproportionate assets of the former CJI.