Plus two bribery case: HC stays ED's move to attach former MLA KM Shaji’s wife assets


KM Shaji | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Kerala High Court has stayed the move of Enforcement Directorate attaching assets worth Rs 25 lakh possessed by former MLA KM Shaji’s wife as part of the probe into the plus two bribery case and disproportionate assets case.

Shaji had approached the court against the move of the central agency.

The court on Friday, however, let the ED to go ahead with the investigation.

KM Shaji approached the high court alleging that the bribery case against him was from 2014, and The Prevention of Corruption Act came under the purview of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act only in 2018. He also pointed out that cases below Rs 30 lakh of bribery do not fall under the act.

According to the case, a former Azhikode MLA has allegedly accepted Rs 25 lakh as a bribe from an aided school management for allocating Plus Two stream in 2014, during the tenure of the UDF government.

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