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Moily's virtual clean chit to KG Balakrishnan

india Updated: Jan 03, 2011 19:45 IST

Union law minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday virtually gave a clean chit to NHRC Chairman and former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan, saying there is no evidence of misuse of office by him.

"I don't have even a single piece of paper to say...these are all the allegations", Moily said, responding to a question on allegations against Balakrishnan's son-in-law for amassing disproportionate assets and against his brother which appeared in a section of the media.

"It's only in newspapers and (television) channels", he said on the allegations, adding "just because somebody levels charges, they don't become true".

Moily said allegations should be linked to misuse of office, if any, by the former CJI. "There is no linkage between the exercise of duty as a judge and certain property made by his kith and kin", he said.