The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has termed “unnatural” the ruling of the High Court Single Bench cancelling the first Information Report (FIR) on the “land donation case “ in which Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is an accused.

IUML State general secretary K.P.A. Majeed said though the court had the authority to cancel FIRs, the power vested in courts for the purpose was feeble.

There had been several instances of higher courts taking a strong stand against courts cancelling FIRs.

Even in the “land donation case”, a plea to the High Court made by Mr. Achuthanandan’s relative, Soman, praying for cancellation of the FIR was rejected by the court.