Observing that it “will not become party to political battles where people have political vendetta and rivalries”, the Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea filed by former Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan seeking a CBI probe into the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex controversy.
A bench led by Chief Justice T S Thakur asked the CPM leader to approach the trial court with his grievances about investigation and closure report filed by the Special Investigation Team.
Advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for the Kerala government, said Achuthanandan’s plea was politically motivated.
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The state government maintained its stand, although Kerala is now ruled by the Left Democratic Front. The Kerala High Court had dismissed his plea seeking a CBI probe into the case, allegedly involving then industries minister P K Kunhalikutty.