HC asks why no action was taken in case filed against minister Antony Raju

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Kochi: The Kerala High Court asked a magistrate why trial in a 1994 case filed against transport minister Antony Raju for tampering with evidence took so long.

The high court asked Nedumangad Magistrate Court why no action was taken in the case even after it was brought to the court's attention in 2014. The remark from High Court came while considering a petition filed to expedite the trial in the case.

High Court said that any decision on the matter would be considered after receiving an explanation from the magistrate court. Although the government informed the court that the petitioner has other interests, the High Court held that there are facts in the petition. The case will be heard again in detail after two weeks.

Meanwhile, Minister Antony Raju refused to comment on the issue. The minister said he could not make a comment as the issue was sub judice.

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