KM Shaji | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kannur: IUML leader KM Shaji approached the vigilance court demanding to return the money seized by the vigilance officials from his house.
Shaji was booked for money laundering and he demanded return of Rs 47,35,500 which was seized during the vigilance raid. Responding to the argument, the vigilance officials informed the court that returning the money may affect the case.
KM Shaji is accused of receiving Rs 25 lakh bribe for getting approval to commence higher secondary batch in Azhikode school. The investigation on the case was registered in 2020.
During the probe, the vigilance reportedly found that Shaji possessed assets more than his income. Shaji then maintained that the money was pooled from different people for meeting election-related expenses. He also claimed that he has relevant documents of the money.
The new development comes at this juncture.