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Thursday, 21 January 2021 5.21 AM IST

Setback for govt in Life Mission; CBI probe can continue, says HC

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KOCHI: The state government suffered a setback in the Life Mission case. The Kerala High Court rejected the pleas of the government and UNITAC. The court said the CBI can go forward with the investigation against the government. The high court action was after finding prima facie flaws in the procedure of the project. The court also rejected government's plea to be a party in the case.

The CBI had earlier registered a case in Life Mission and was proceeding with the probe. However, UNITAC and the government approached the court seeking cancellation of it. Following that, the high court had earlier stayed the CBI probe for two months. However, today’s order accepted CBI’s arguments.

The government argued in court that FCRA rules have not been violated in Life Project. However, the CBI claimed that vigilance probe against officials was evidence of irregularities in the project. The CBI convinced the court that stay in the probe against government officials was affecting the case.

Fight to continue, says Anil Akkara
Soon after the court order came, Anil Akkara MLA responded saying that he would go ahead with the case in case of any loss. He said that this is a setback got for the vicious propaganda against me.

KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran hailed the court verdict.

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