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Kerala HC says BJP leader's plea 'abuse' of court process, fines her Rs 25,000

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Observing that a plea filed by Shobha was for "cheap publicity" and "abuse" of the court process, the Tuesday dismissed it and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on her.

A division bench of and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar termed as "mischievous" the public interest litigation seeking a direction to the to furnish all cases that resulted in acquittals from January 7, 2014 till now and also the designation and names of the officers who had probed the cases.

Terming her case as an experimental litigation, the court even turned down her request to withdraw the petition observing that it would set a bad precedent and sent out a wrong message.

In her petition, sought a directive to take disciplinary action against police officers who had investigated criminal cases that resulted in acquittals.

She accused the police of registering several false cases against the poor and downtrodden in the state.

The also cited alleged incidents of an daring to question a during his Sabarimala pilgrimage and humiliation of a by the on the pretext of maintaining law and order.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:20 IST
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