Bribery case: Adv Saiby Jose requests HC to scrap FIR citing absence of complainants, evidence

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Kochi: Adv Saiby Jose Kidangoor has approached the Kerala High Court seeking to dismiss the FIR registered against him in a case for allegedly receiving money from his clients in the name of bribing judges. He alleged that no complainants existed and the FIR was registered on the grounds of rumours.

The bench of Justice Kauser Edappagath will consider the petition on Monday.

The charges under the provisions of section 7(A) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and section 420 of the Indian Penal Code will turn void as no clients have given statements against the lawyer in the case, noted the petition. Adv Saiby Jose argued that the police had no evidence against him.

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The clients have not given statements admitting to handing over bribes to Saiby in the primary investigation conducted under the police commissioner, reads the petition.

A Special Investigation Team of police had initiated an investigation in the case following the direction of the High Court. After a preliminary probe, the team registered an FIR on Wednesday.

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