Thiruvananthapuram : Biju Ramesh, president of bar-hotel association, has submitted plea to the state govt seeking further probe against KM Mani in the bar bribery case.
On 18 September, a special court in Trivandrum refused to acquit KM Mani in the case, dismissing vigilance investigation report.
Biju said the demand is being presented after Vigilance court refused to order a third probe even as several evidences submitted by him were ignored by the investigating team.
The voice clip containing meeting of bar owners was left out and the vigilance team submitted only a portion of Biju’s voice record, he alleged. There are 13 points in the plea that merits probe, he urged in the plea.
The govt has responded to Biju’s plea saying it will seek legal advice in the matter.
The case pertains to allegation that bar owners paid Rs 1 crore to then finance minister KM Mani in bribe, to reopen 418 bars shut under UDF regime.
The Vigilance dept had in March of 2017, discharged the veteran politician from involvement in the bribery case in March of 2017, a move overturned by special court last month.