Bribery case: HC asks advocate Saiby Jose to cooperate with probe

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Saiby Jose Kidangoor | Photos: Screengrab of Mathrubhumi News, Facebook/Adv. Saiby Jose Kidangoor

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor, accused of receiving money from clients in the name of bribing HC judges, to cooperate with the investigation.

Justice Kauser Edappagath, who gave the direction, postponed the hearing of the plea filed by Saiby Jose, seeking to dismiss the case, to February 28. In his plea, the accused stated that the case was framed on the basis of hearsay.

Meanwhile, the state government informed the court about the progress of the probe carried out by the special investigation team (SIT). The statements of 19 witnesses have been recorded so far.

The SIT has reportedly collected phone records and has asked Ranni, Ernakulam South police to produce the case diary of the cases in which Saiby had appeared before the court.

The government also informed the court that the allegations were severe and Saiby’s involvement cannot be overlooked. In addition, it needs to be investigated whether others were involved in the case.

The allegations against Saiby Jose came to light after a high court advocate, in a Facebook post, detailed alleged unholy practices ongoing among certain advocates in the state.

Later, the court intervened and directed its vigilance wing to conduct an inquiry into the allegations levelled against Saiby, who allegedly accepted large sums of money from clients, including filmmakers, in the name of paying bribes to judges.

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