Kerala High Court
Kochi: The Kerala High Court lawyer, who was accused of taking bribe from a client, has been removed from a book releasing event organised by the Kerala High Court Advocates Association on Tuesday. He was entrusted to preside over the programme. Chief justice S Manikumar will release the book.
The accused advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor has allegedly taken bribe from a client in the name of paying the judge. He was recently elected as president of the advocates association.
The High Court has forwarded a letter to the state police chief seeking probe on the allegations raised against the advocate.
Kerala High Court All India Lawyers Union demanded Saiby to resign from the position of the president of Advocates Association to face the probe. The allegations that cropped up against Saiby impaired the trust over judicial system, opined Adv CM Nasar, secretary of Kerala High Court All India Lawyers Union.
Meanwhile, Kochi city police commissioner K Sethuraman informed that the statements of the two juniors of the accused advocate and the film producer, who has allegedly given the bribe, will be collected soon. The police department will issue notices from Tuesday and submit the preliminary investigation report to the Director General of Police within a week.