Centre submits report on former chief justice Balakrishnan

March 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The centre Monday submitted to the Supreme Court the status report of the probe into allegations that close relatives of former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan had amassed huge wealth during his tenure.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia was given the report in a sealed cover by Attorney General G. Vahanvati, who sought three more weeks for further investigations.

He told the court that there was evidence of some payments being made and it had to be investigated why they were made.

The court is hearing a public suit seeking a probe into the wealth acquired by Balakrishnan’s son-in-law and brother during his tenure.

Balakrishnan currently heads the National Human Rights Commission.

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