Kochi: A petition has been submitted with the Ernakulam Range IG, seeking police probe into the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese land row. The complaint has been lodged by a person named Polachan Puthuppara.

The complainant has sought an inquiry specifically into the alleged cheating and corruption in the land deal. This is the first time that a police complaint has been launched over the matter.

According to the petition, misuse of asset, corruption, cheating and tax evasion have taken place in the land deal. It demands probe into all these allegations.

The land deal scandal also point fingers at Syro-Malabar Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alancherry. A section of the priests has alleged that the church suffered huge loss from the land deal which was carried out for bank loan repayment.