Kochi : Former Vigilance director Jacob Thomas, who had raised allegations against High court judges, did not appear at HC for the contempt of court petition levelled against him. The Division Bench comprising the chief justice had ordered Jacob Thomas to appear in person at the court on Monday. Nevertheless, Jacob Thomas informed the HC that he could not appear at the court as his petition seeking the cancellation of the contempt of court charges against him is being considered by the SC. This was followed by the Division bench asking Jacob Thomas to appear the court again on April 9.
Jacob Thomas has filed a complaint with the central vigilance commissioner on March 9 stating that two HC judges are oftern raising ciriticisms against him based on different cases. He also gave the relevant excerpts from his complaint to the media.