The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the lottery scam has filed a report reiterating its stand that there was no evidence to prove any wrongdoing in 21 of 32 cases in the scam. The CBI report is in response to the State's objection to a closure report filed by the CBI in the 21 cases.
The cases were filed following raids at various lottery outlets in the State in December 2010 and January 2011. It was alleged that banned lottery tickets of other State lotteries and single digit lotteries were being sold illegally through these outlets.
The CBI said in the report that there was no ban on sale of other State or country's lotteries in Kerala at the time of the raid. Further, the Royal Government of Bhutan and Government of Sikkim had issued certificates saying Megha Distributors of Palakkad, against whom some allegations were made, were the main stockists of their lotteries in the State.