Life Mission case: CBI moves HC against stay on probe; seeks urgent hearing
Kochi: The CBI has filed a petition in the Kerala High Court pointing out that the interim stay on the investigation into Life Mission case is affecting its probe.
The CBI filed the petition seeking a detailed hearing in the case. The High Court will consider the matter on Monday.
More irregularities have taken place in connection with Life Mission. The probe to find out if Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) was violated, cannot be continued without involving Life Mission, the probe agency pointed out, Following this, the CBI requested the court to hear the case in detail to make clarifications regarding the FCRA.
Earlier, the High Court stayed the probe against Life Mission for two months. The CBI pointed out that the probe cannot be discontinued for such a long time. The interim stay was issued on the petition filed by Life Mission CEO U V Jose seeking to quash the FIR registered by the CBI arguing that it was legally invalid.
The court considered this argument and observed that a detailed hearing was required in the case. It also issued a stay on the CBI investigation against the Life Mission CEO until the hearing is complete.