CHENNAI: The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) has moved the Madras High Court challenging the orders of a lower court discharging former Vellore MLA C Gnanasekaran and his wife from the Rs.3.15-crore disproportionate assets case. Justice P Devadass, before whom the revision petition from the Deputy Superintendent of Police, DVAC in Vellore, came up last week, ordered notice to the husband and wife.
According to prosecution, during the check period of April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008, Gnanasekaran, then a member of the Legislative Assembly, acquired properties in his name and in his wife’s name worth about Rs.3.15 crore and thereby committed offences punishable under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Gnanasekaran and his wife filed discharge petitions before the Special Judge, Vellore, who allowed them on February 29 this year. Hence the present criminal revision petition by the V&AC before the High Court.