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Kerala Women's Commission files case against CPI(M) MLA for remarks against IAS officer

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Monday registered a case against CPI(M) S for his remarks against

The Devikulam lawmaker had made the remark on February 8 after the tried to stop the unauthorised construction of a shopping complex in the tourist town of in district.

Commission sources said the case was registered on the basis of about the MLA's purported remarks against the

Television channels had aired visuals showing the making the disparaging comments that the sub-lacked brains, had no powers to intervene in the construction as building rules comes under the panchayat.

"She doesn't have brains. She studied only to become a Such people will have only so much brains. Should she not study the sketch, plans. A collector cannot intervene in a panchayat construction," the MLA had reportedly said on Friday after revenue officials tried to stop the construction.

Raj, who was appointed as the in November last year, Sunday said a memo had been issued to the panchayat on February 6 to stop the illegal construction.

But the work was still going on.

The had in a 2010 judgement said for any new construction in Munnar, a no-objection certificate had to be obtained.

No NOC was obtained when the construction work of the four-storeyed shopping complex was taken up, she said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 15:20 IST