HC defers KT Jaleel's petition seeking stay on Lokayukta order
Kochi: The high court deferred the petition filed by K T Jaleel demanding stay on the order of Lokayukta. After hearing about 1.5-hour-long argument, the court postponed the case for pronouncing the verdict. The court also asked if Jaleel is continuing in minister post.
Jaleel alleged in his petition that the order of Lokayukta was not legal. He also argued that the procedures which led to the order of the Lokayukta was improper. They issued the order without conducting the preliminary probe and the detailed probe as per law, he alleged.
Jaleel further stated in the petition that he was not given an opportunity to explain his version of the issue and this was denial of justice. He also put forward the demand for stay. However, the court made it clear that the verdict will be pronounced later.
During the trial, the high court asked Jaleel’s advocate if he is continuing in the post. To this, the lawyer replied that he resigned. With this, the court did not take an immediate decision on the matter.