Government moves High Court with a review plea in Saji Basheer’s appointment

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has moved the Kerala High Court with a review plea in connection with the appointment of Saji Basheer.

The government, in its petition, said that there is a vigilance case against him and quick verification is in progress in 29 cases, so he could not be appointed in important positions and sought a review of the single bench order regarding his appointment.

The government also requested the court to order a CBI investigation against him in the cases.

Sources said that the review plea filed soon after he was removed from the post of Managing Director of Kelpalm.

Earlier, State Minister for Industries AC Moideen said that the state had appointed him fearing the wrath of the court in a contempt of court case.

However, his appointment as Kelpalm MD drew a lot of criticism from various corners and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took note of the same.

Already, he has been charged in five vigilance cases, and an FIR lodged in one case. Besides this, quick verification is in progress in 29 cases. But the government argued that Saji Basheer was appointed as the MD of Kelpalm on the basis of the court verdict. The government filed the review plea as the appointment turned into a controversy.

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