Saiby Jose Kidangoor is at the moment within the Kerala Police’s eye for investigation, over allegations of a bribery rip-off to fleece purchasers underneath the pretext of utilizing it to bribe a number of Excessive Court docket Judges. 

Amid a number of controversies, Advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor is surrounded by allegations upon him, of a bribery rip-off. He stepped down because the President of the Kerala Excessive Court docket Advocates’ Affiliation (KHCAA) on Wednesday. 

A Few days again, the Kerala Excessive Court docket refused to go orders in a plea filed by Kidangoor to quash the primary data registered towards him by the Kerala Police, on fleecing lakhs of rupees from his purchasers underneath the pretext of utilizing the cash to bribe the judges of the Kerala Excessive Court docket. Kidangoor’s resignation got here days after this motion of the Kerala HC. 

Based on a discover issued by the KHCAA, the Govt Committee thought of the resignation letter submitted by Kidangoor, and unanimously determined to just accept his resignation. 

Adv. Kidangoor expressed a ‘wounded coronary heart’ in his resignation letter. He stored up with the stance for the reason that allegations towards him that they have been false and cooked up by some legal professionals, constituting the KHCAA, who’ve some grudges and vendetta towards him. 

He stated that the allegations have stamped a blemish on the complete authorized area and justice supply system. He emphasised the ‘hollowness’ of the allegations and stated that the complete cooked-up conspiracy can be uncovered. He believed that it might solely be honest to surrender on the place of the President of KHCAA until then. 

His resignation letter learn “I firmly consider that my resignation would definitely assist to spare the members of the Bar from being vexed and confronted with any disagreeable scenario arising out of the entire scandal. Due to this fact, within the health of the issues, I’m prompted to take this determination to alleviate from all of the obligations because the President of the Kerala Excessive Court docket Advocates’ Affiliation.”

Advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor was just lately elected because the President of the KHCAA, and was cemented in an argument, burdened with allegations towards him by his fellow legal professionals, which began gaining momentum by means of the social media. 

It was discovered on a Fb submit put up by a lawyer stating that Kidangoor has been amassing massive sums of cash from his purchasers, together with some movie star purchasers saying that he would put it to use to bribe varied judges together with Justices A Muhammed Mustaque, PV Kunhikrishnan, Ziyad Rahman AA. 

The report drafted by the Register Basic, was despatched to the Chief Justice, the vigilance wing, then to the Kerala Police, that took up the investigation. 

Submit the inquiry, the Ernakulam Central Police Station registered an FIR towards Kidangoor on February 1. 

He was booked underneath Part 420 of IPC for dishonest and dishonesty inducing the supply of property, which is a cognizable and non-bailable offense. He was additionally booked underneath Part 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.  

The preliminary investigation had indicated that there’s a substance to the allegations towards Kidangoor, that led to the registration of an FIR towards him. 

He then approached the Kerala HC with a plea to quash the FIR. The Court docket nonetheless determined to ask the prosecutor to get directions earlier than admitting the plea and refused to grant him any interim safety.

Justice Kauser Edapaggath declared the plea untimely. He questioned the President that why he tried to quash the FIR moderately than proving his innocence by regulation. 

The Court docket then said that “Let the Police discover out the reality! That is untimely. If finally the police don’t get any materials towards you, then, in fact, the case towards you wouldn’t stand.”