Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu governor allows CBI to prosecute 2 ex-mantris | India News

Chennai: Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi has granted CBI sanction to prosecute former AIADMK ministers C Vijayabaskar and BV Ramana within the gutka rip-off, in keeping with orders dated November 13. Whereas this marks progress within the case, the governor has not but given related sanction for the prosecution of two different former AIADMK ministers — KC Veeramani and MR Vijayabaskar — as requested by the DMK authorities.
This improvement got here to mild throughout a submission made by attorney-general R Venkataramani earlier than the Supreme Court docket on Monday, as a part of the continuing petition filed by the state authorities towards the governor’s perceived “inaction, omission, delay, and failure” to stick to the constitutional mandate.
In response to this disclosure, state regulation minister S Reghupathi assured that the DMK authorities would duly inform CBI concerning the governor’s sanction.The gutka rip-off, being probed by CBI, includes allegations of unlawful gratification from suppliers of “mawa/gutka” towards 11 accused, together with the 2 former ministers, two retired IPS officers, and 7 different officers. CM MK Stalin had given his sanction on July 19 final yr and the file was despatched to the Raj Bhavan for clearance.
The SC report revealed particulars concerning the prosecution request for Veeramani. The state authorities sought a duly authenticated investigation report from the directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption of Tamil Nadu police in July. Raj Bhavan returned the file on November 15, stating there was no duly authenticated investigation report. The file was obtained again on November 18.

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