KGB’s second son-in-law Benny too amassed unaccounted wealth

published on January 7, 2011

Benny joins the list
98 cent brought between 2008-10

Kochi: The unholy acts of kith and kin of KG Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice, Supreme Court is getting more and more exposed as each day passes. Investigations by Asianet News revealed MJ Benny, second son-in-law is not far behind in amassing unaccounted wealth in a short span. Benny, who comes from a family with a poor background has brought nearly 98 cent land in Nettoor near Ernakulam within last three years. The land deals were made between 2008 and 2010. Most interesting part is that Benny, who practices as a lawyer in New Delhi still claims his only source of income is his professional fees.

Five land deals has been registered featuring Benny at the Marad sub-register office during these three years. Two title deeds were registered in Benny’s name during 2008, which accounted for the land deal of 13 cent for a price of 11.5 lakhs. Two were title deeds were transferred in Benny’s name during 2009. The deeds carried the sales of 40 cent land for a price of 47.5 lakhs. Latest of the deals was registered in March 2010 for 44 ½ cent of land with 24 ¼ lakh as the sale price.

Locals point out that average price for a cent of land in the area is three lakhs and allege the deals by Benny actually amounts to crores of rupees. In the income tax returns filed during 2008 and 2009, Benny has quoted his revenue as five lakh rupees and 5 ½ lakh rupees respectively.

Benny, who started practice as an advocate eight years ago moved his base to New Delhi after marrying KB Rani, daughter of KG Balakrishnan.

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