Summons issued to ex-DMK minister, suspended ADGP and 5 others

Published: 15th September 2013 10:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2013 10:28 AM   |  A+A-


The Vigilance Department has filed a chargesheet against former DMK Minister I Periyasamy, senior IPS officer Jaffar Sait and five others in a "fraudulent" housing site allotment case, more than two years after a criminal case was registered.

The Department has named Jaffar Sait, his wife Parveen, housing board executive engineer K Murugaiyyan, former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's secretary G Rajamanickam, his son Durga Shankar, former minister I Periyasamy and T Udhayakumar of Landmark Constructions ? in the 750-page chargesheet.

Special judge for Vigilance and Anti-corruption court cases Vijayalakshmi, before whom the chargesheet was filed on September 2, issued summons to all the accused on September 12 after perusing the matter and taking the chargesheet on file.

All the seven accused have been summoned to be present in court on October 28.

The accused are facing offences punishable under various IPC sections including 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant) and provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

According to the DVAC, the suspended Additional Director-General of Police had entered into criminal conspiracy with the other accused and got a residential plot of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, worth several crores, allotted for his family at Besant Nagar.

The land, along with an adjacent piece of land allotted to a private secretary of former chief minister M Karunanidhi, was then given to Landmark Constructions for joint development and sale.


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