Thrissur Vigilance Special Judge S S Vassan, who had sought permission from Kerala High Court to undertake voluntary retirement, today withdrew his application.
Vassan had sent his resignation letter last Friday, hours after Kerala High Court stayed his order to register FIR against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed in the solar scam, and made strong observations against him.
Though his resignation letter was received in the High Court on Saturday evening, no action was taken.
According to High Court sources, some senior judges personally requested him to withdraw the application.
In his letter to High Court registrar, Vassan today said that as per direction of the High Court, he opted to keep aside his personal preferences and sought to withdraw the application.
The High Court had stayed the Vigilance court order directing registration of an FIR against Chandy and Mohammed and observed that "judge had acted mechanically without knowing the nature and extent of his powers".
The court had also directed the administrative section to consider action against Vassan observing that "the Vigilance Court suffers jurisdiction errors".
Vassan in his order had observed that "every one is equal before law, be it a village man or a Chief Minister".