Kochi : The Thrissur Vigilance Court has criticized Vigilance officials for delay in registering the FIR on a complaint that accused actor Dileep’s D Cinemas of encroaching upon around one acres of poramboke land in Chalakkudy. The court allowed the officials one week’s time to register the FIR. The court asked the reason for the delay in registering an FIR even though it ordered to register an FIR on the initiate investigation two weeks back itself. Apart from Dileep, former district collector MS Jaya, also has been made defendants in the complaint filed by public activist PD Joseph at the Thrissur Vigilance court.
Even though a preliminary probe was conducted on the basis of the complaint, the Vigilance had taken the stand that the multiplex was not built on encroached land and dismissed allegations of unauthorized constructions in the multiplex. The Thrissur Vigilance court however dismissed the preliminary investigation report submitted by the Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau (VACB) that cleared D cinemas of encroachment charges. The court, while rejecting the VACB report, ordered to register an FIR on the matter and initiate investigation.The complaint approached the court again as no action was taken even after two weeks.