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Kerala HC dismisses plea seeking CBI probe on Thiruvananthapuram Mayor on nepotism charges
Kochi: Kerala High Court dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into the alleged letter written by Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran for providing a list of CPIM party members for filling various vacancies in the health wing of the corporation.
The petition was filed by GS Sreekumar, former councillor of Thiruvananthapuram corporation seeking a CBI probe in the letter row. The petition alleged that the act of nepotism of the Mayor and of the Councillors is very much against the oath taken by both of them at the time of swearing in as councillors in the Corporation.
The petitioner further contended that, "for the past two years over a thousand appointments were made in this fashion by the Corporation and a detailed investigation into the matter is necessary. It is imminent that an enquiry needs to be initiated by an impartial authority who will not be fettered with the political high and mighty of the state."
Earlier on November 30, the Kerala Government informed the Kerala High Court that Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran has categorically denied that she has written any letter to the CPI(M) Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary Aanavoor Nagappan over appointments of municipal corporation's 295 temporary posts.
The government also submitted that "there was no material produced by the petitioner to prove the allegation against the Mayor. So far these letters concerned, whether there is an offence, that's the question."
The matter pertains to Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran's alleged letter written to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary demanding a priority list for appointing party members to 295 temporary posts in the municipal corporation. (ANI)