VS probe: Kerala information officer under scanner
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The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, on Tuesday, ordered a probe into a complaint from an investigating officer that State Information Commissioner K Natarajan had tried to influence him in the probe into a corruption case against Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan.
VS is facing a vigilance probe for flouting norms and allotting 2.33 acres of land to his relative T K Soman while he was chief minister. While he is the first accused in the case, it has also put in the dock three senior IAS officials in the state.
K V Kunjan, a deputy superintendent with the vigilance department, reported to his higher-up that Natarajan, a retired deputy inspector-general, had called him several times over mobile phone, asking him to drop VS from the list of accused.
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