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‘Need to verify charges against Balakrishnan’s kin’

Bangalore: Amidst a demand for a probe into charges that former Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan’s son-in-law had amassed disproportionate assets, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily today said the matter needs to be verified.

“The demand by (former Supreme Court judge) Justice V R Krishna Iyer…how far the former CJI, Justice Balakrishnan was involved in it. Whether he has misused his office as CJI – these matters have to be verified. Without basis I cannot speak (on it),” he told reporters here.

Iyer had yesterday demanded a high-level probe into the issue. He suggested that a three-judge panel should go into the allegations.

Balakrishnan’s son-in-law P V Sreenijin has allegedly amassed wealth to the tune of several crores in the past four years.

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