In a relief to Kerala Congress (M) supremo and former Finance Minister K M Mani, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday filed a second report seeking closure of the bar bribery case against him holding that there was no evidence to file charge sheet.The Vigilance report submitted in the Special Vigilance Court here stated that there was no evidence to establish that Mani had demanded and bar owners had paid money to him. The 82-year-old Mani had resigned as finance minister in November last after an adverse remark by the High Court in a related case.Reacting to the development, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, “What is the surprise in that? We had always maintained that Mani is not guilty.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>When asked whether Mani would return as Finance Minister, Chandy remarked, “He will return when the circumstance that led to his resignation ceases to exist.”While reacting to the Vigilance report, Mani said, “I am not reacting to a matter that is now before the court. I am leaving the decision to the court.”Meanwhile, CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged that the case was sabotaged by the Chief Minister.”People of the state are intelligent enough to understand this,” he added.The Vigilance report was submitted after a further probe following a directive of the Special Court that rejected the Vigilance first report exonerating Mani in the case in October last.Mani and the state cabinet have also not taken any decision in favour of the bar owners in the state, the report submitted today said. The report seeking closure of the case was prepared by SP R Sukeshan after conducting further probe. It was forwarded to Vigilance Director, who submitted the report in the court, Official sources said.An FIR had been filed against Mani in the court after a quick verification by the Vigilance Bureau on the allegations made by Kerala State Bar Hotel Owners Association working President Biju Ramesh. Triggering a controversy, Ramesh in October 2014 had alleged that Mani demanded Rs 5 crore as bribe from the Association and accepted Rs 1 crore as bribe for renewal of licences of more than 400 liquor bars.