CHENNAI: Former DMK minister ‘Pulavar’ B M Senguttuvan, who joined the AIADMK in October last, was discharged from a corruption case filed against him by the DVAC.
The case pertains to alleged irregularities in a tender process for procuring drugs between 1998 and 2000. Senguttuvan was serving as the minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments and Animal Husbandry in the DMK regime from 1996 to 2001. He and a few other officials were accused of causing a total loss of `1.68 crore to the exchequer by committing irregularities in tender process. All the accused filed a discharge petition, claiming they had not personally made any gains from the alleged fraud. Taking cognizance of the petition, DVAC special court judge discharged all seven accused from the case.