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KPCC asks former CJI to respond to allegations

Kerala Congress on Friday said it did not support the demand for resignation of former CJI K G Balakrishnan as chairperson of NHRC but wanted him to respond to the charges of amassing of wealth against his family members.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2011 21:31 IST

Kerala Congress on Friday said it did not support the demand for resignation of former CJI K G Balakrishnan as chairperson of NHRC but wanted him to respond to the charges of amassing of wealth against his family members.

Congress did not have the opinion that Balakrishnan should quit the post of National Human Right Commission Chairman, KPCC President Chennithala said to a question at a press conference here.

It was for Jutice Balakrishnan to respond to the charges against his two sons-in-law and brother that they acquired wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, he said.

The allegations against the kin of Balakrishnan could not be rejected as just that of the media, he added.

Balakrishnan's two sons-in-law -- Sreenijan and Benny --and younger brother K G Bhaskaran have been accused of amassing properties worth crores in Ernakulam and Thrissur districts.

To a question on the readmission of K Muraleedharan, son of late Congress leader K Karunakaran into the party, he said Muraleedharan would be back in Congress soon.

Muraleedharan, a former KPCC President, had left Congress following differences with party leadership a few years ago.