HC orders CBI probe into graft charges against TN CM; Opp
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HC orders CBI probe into graft charges against TN CM; Opp

In a setback to Tamil Nadu chief Minister K Palaniswami, the Madras High Court Friday ordered a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in award of road contracts by him, triggering demands by the opposition parties for his resignation. The court, which passed the order on a petition by the principal opposition DMK, held that the preliminary inquiry by the state Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption was nothing but a perfunctory exercise and had not been done in a fair manner. Hence, it has to benecessarily transferred to any other independent agency not under the control of the persons in power, Justice A D Jagadesh Chandira said in his order, observing that this case will certainly fall within the category of exceptional and rarest case . The judge had on October 9 reserved orders after the DVAC informed that no cognisable offence had been made out against the Chief Minister in the complaint lodged with it. In its petition, the DMK, represented by its ...

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