New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed an advocate to submit additional documents related to the property acquired by the kin of former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan. (Agencies)
Advocate M L Sharma had moved the Supreme Court for a probe into the assets acquired by close relatives of Balakrishnan, currently the chairman of National Human Rights Commission.
The affidavit by Sharma said he "came to know through reliable sources about the details of the other properties" allegedly acquired by the former CJI's daughters and sons-in-law.
He added that the documents procured by him included the details of the location of the properties and also the dates of registration of their sale deeds.
Sharma alleged that the properties were bought in the name of daughters, sons-in-law and other relatives of Balakrishnan, at prices much lower than the prevailing market rates. All these properties were bought only after Justice Balakrishnan became the CJI, he claimed.
The affidavit stated that the vigilance wing of Kerala Income Tax department has recovered huge amount of unaccounted money from his (ex-CJI's) relatives.
The bench, during the last hearing on February 18, had asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati to apprise it regarding a complaint filed in May last year against Balakrishnan, seeking a CBI probe into his assets.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed an advocate to submit additional documents related to the property acquired by the kin of former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan.