Kochi: Former minister Thomas Chandy has filed a complaint against a Kerala High Court judge to the Chief justice of Kerala.

The complaint has been filed against HC judge Devan Ramachandran, who considered the backwaters encroachment case against him.

Thomas Chandy says in the complaint that the judge criticised him severely in order to make him resign from the post.

According to the complaint, Devan Ramachandran, who was an advocate, had appeared for Mathoor Devaswom in the case filed by Thomas Chandy’s relatives against the Devaswom in 2010. Chandy’s relatives had given five cases against Mathoor Devaswom in 2010. Devan Ramachandran appeared for the Devaswom in those cases.

The strong remarks made by the judges including Devan Ramachandran on the encroachment issue led to the resignation of Thomas Chandy.

It was the Division Bench of Justice P. N. Raveendran and Justice Devan Ramachandran who rejected the plea filed by Chandy against Alappuzha district collector’s report in connection with the land encroachment issue.

The High Court had also said that the petition filed by Thomas Chandy against Alappuzha district collector's report on the land encroachment issue, was unconstitutional.