September 24th, 2011
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Palmolein case: Vigilance judge withdraws from case

courtThiruvananthapuram: Vigilance Court judge, PK Haneefa, hearing the palmolein case, withdrew from the case and requested the Kerala High Court to relieve him from it. His withdrawal is in the wake of the recent allegations that were raised questioning his intergrity.The government Chief Whip PC George and Jijin Thomas an accused in the case were among those who personally attacked him.

The court was supposed to hear the case on November 10 but was advanced to Saturday unexpectedly. The court even had issued notices to all accused to present them in the court. All lawyers representing the accused were telephoned and intimated about this.

“A reinvestigation was initiated taking into account all legal formalities. As personal alegations have been raised against me it is not possible to conduct the hearings,” PK Haneefa said.



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