Kochi, Jan 05 (Agencies): Trouble doesn’t seem to end for ex- CJI KG Balakrishnan. A petition was filed against him on Wednesday seeking his resignation from the post of NHRC chief in the wake of his son-in-law’s involvement in an alleged land scam.

On Tuesday, retired Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer had dared Balakrishnan to break his silence over allegations of wealth amassment by his relatives and suggested that he face a judicial probe.

Also, the Kerala government's home department on Tuesday launched proceedings for a vigilance probe against Balakrishnan's son-in-law after receiving a letter from Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan.

Iyer has been consistently taking on Balakrishnan after he first held a press conference Dec 27 demanding an investigation into how Srinijin, a Congress leader and a lawyer by profession, could acquire immense wealth in just three years.

Achuthanandan on Monday ordered a vigilance probe against Srinijin on the basis of a complaint by from Shameer, a Kochi resident, and asked state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan to initiate an inquiry.

Son-in-law resigns from YC

Facing a vigilance probe over allegation of amassing wealth, Sreemijan on Wednesday resigned from the membership of the Youth Congress.

A former state vice-president of Youth Congress, Sreenijan had been under pressure from his own party after coming under the shadow allegation that he had built assets disproprtionate to his income as a lawyer.

According to Youth Congress sources, the resignation of Sreenijan had been accepted by the state YC chief P C Vishnu Nath. The issue came up in the state committee meeting of the Youth Congress held here today, attended by its national secretary Rizwan Arshad.

Sreenijan had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly polls from Njarakkal segment in Erakulam district.

Kerala government had begun the process of vigilance inquiry into allegations against Sreenijan on receiving a private complaint that he had amassed wealth.

He had failed to receive any political relief with leaders of his own party distancing themselves from him.