Former Kerala Finance Minister and member of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Dr. Thomas Isaac has moved a plea before the Kerala High Court challenging the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the financial transactions of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Board (KIIFB). [Dr. TM Thomas Issac v The Deputy Director].Single-judge Justice VG Arun is scheduled to hear the matter today. .In his plea, Isaac has submitted that the ED has asked him to appear before it today, August 11, to explain his role in the KIIFB.He has alleged that even though the summons mentions the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act and the Income Tax act, it does not reveal the exact violations that are being investigated.The attempt of the ED is to conduct a fishing and roving enquiry, the kind that has been deprecated repeatedly by the Supreme Court. "It is trite and settled that the respondents can conduct an enquiry only upon an accusation of a wrong doing, which has to be disclosed to the persons from whom information has been sought. The fact that the summons fail to disclose any wrong doing or offence having been committed clearly demonstrates that the respondents do not have material to show wrongdoing on part of the petitioner. Further, the summons ought to disclose on what basis information is sought from the petitioner", the plea reads.It is alleged that the ED summons was leaked to the media before it was served on him, showing the political overturns and malafide motives of the enquiry. Further, it was pointed out that the details pertaining to the KIIFB can be collected otherwise and that Issac has been declaring his assets in every election to the Kerala Legislative Assembly and the information of the same can be collected by the ED from the public domain and the Income Tax Department. .Isaac is being represented by advocates Nandagopal S Kurup, N Raghuraj, Sayuja and Vivek Menon. .5 MLAs of the ruling Left front have also approached the High Court by way of a separate public interest litigation (PIL) petition challenging the probe by the ED. That case is posted for hearing today before a division bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly.