Life Mission scam: HC allows CBI to continue with probe

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions filed by U.V Jose, CEO, LIFE Mission, and Santhosh Eappen, MD of Unitac, a contracting company and the first accused seeking to quash the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the irregularities in the implementation of the LIFE Mission project in Wadakkacherry in Thrissur district.

Justice P. Somarajan while dismissing the petitions made it clear that the stay on the further probes by the CBI against Jose would stand vacated.

The court observed that the facts involved in the case reveal 'a high-profile intellectual fraud played' to avoid audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and get kickbacks and gratification.

The IAS officers should exercise 'checks and balances' while formulating and implementing policy decisions in accordance with the law in force.

 

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