New Delhi, (JPN/Bureau): In response to a PIL petition on the issue of alleged amassing of wealth by former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, the Supreme Court
sought from the Attorney General the status of an earlier similar complaint seeking a CBI probe.

It demanded from the Attorney General to  convey to it the progress on the complaint filed last year  in which allegations were made against Balakrishnan, his brother, son, son-in-laws and daughter-in-laws of accumulating financial assets after he assumed the office of CJI.
      
 "What is the status of the complaint forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs?," A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia sought to know while hearing a PIL filed by advocate
M L Sharma seeking judicial enquiry into the alleged disproportionate assets of the former CJI.
       
The Supreme Court made it clear that it will adjourn the matter and wait till the Attorney General comes out with the status of the complaint which was filed on May 5 last before
the Vice President and forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
       
"We will adjourn the matter. We don't want to go by this petition because much is to be desired as far as pleadings are concerned in this petition," the bench, also comprising justices K S Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar, said while asking Vahanvati to answer its query within two weeks.
       
The complaint was filed by a Delhi-based journalist M Furkan  seeking a CBI probe into the assets of Balakrishnan and his family members. The copy of the complaint was sent to Justice Kapadia, who had by then been designated to assume the office of CJI after Balakrishnan's retirement on May 12, 2010.