KERALA

HC dismisses writ against Soopy

Kochi Nov. 7. The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed against the Thrissur Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge's order dismissing a complaint seeking a vigilance inquiry into the allegation that an income certificate of a backward class candidate for medical admission was manipulated at the instance of the Education Minister, Nalakath Soopy.

The petition was dismissed by Justice N. Krishnan Nair. According to the petitioner, John Kaitharath, the order of the Special judge was erroneous. He pointed out that there was material to show that the allegation was true. In fact, the judge should have considered this material. His allegations were that the Education Minister, Thampi, Village officer, North Edappally and Arif Lathif, the candidate, had hatched a conspiracy to secure admission for the candidate. Thus, they got an income certificate showing less income issued and tried to replace the original income certificate of higher income with the new one to get admission to the quota for backward class candidate in the medical seats.

As part of the conspiracy, the Minister had directed the Commissioner for Entrance Examination to meet him and subsequently the income certificate was replaced at the instance of the Minister.

Dismissing the petition, the Judge said that merely because a complaint against a person had been filed, the court was not bound to order investigation. If the court felt that the complaint was frivolous, the court could dismiss the same.

Recommended for you