Allowing the petition filed by Senkumar challenging the Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance Court's order, Justice K Abraham Mathew also set aside the complaint levelling the allegations against the former DGP.
The vigilance court had issued the order on a complaint filed by a local CPI(M) leader in Thiruvananthapuram.
"In the case in hand, it has already been noticed that the pendency of the complaint causes - in fact, has already caused - irreparable injury to the petitioner," the high court said.
The complaint was filed before the vigilance court, alleging that Senkumar had abused his official position to sanction a big loan to a businessman.
"The court will be failing its duty if it does not quash the complaint, which has been filed only to make sure that the petitioner (Senkumar) is not appointed a member of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal," the high court said.
In its order, the high court also said it would be doing a disservice to the cause of justice if it does not put an end to the complaint, which is a gross abuse of the process of the court.
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