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Hearing in Assets Case on DMK, Cong Leaders Put off

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court on Thursday postponed the hearing in the disproportionate asset cases against former DMK Minister Durai Murugan and his wife Shantha Kumari to March 1, and that of former Congress MLA of Vellore C Gnanasekaran to March 11.

Published: 22nd February 2014 10:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2014 10:56 AM   |  A+A-

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court on Thursday postponed the hearing in the disproportionate asset cases against former DMK Minister Durai Murugan and his wife Shantha Kumari to March 1, and that of former Congress MLA of Vellore C Gnanasekaran to March 11.

The court said the two cases, filed by the Vellore unit of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) Wing, came up for the hearing on Thursday and had to be postponed after the advocates boycotted all the court proceedings.

The DVAC filed a 2000-page charge sheet with 102 documents before the CJM against Durai Murugan and his wife on January 3, 2013.

M Balasubramanian, then DSP of DVAC, lodged a complaint against the former Minister stating he and his wife had amassed assets worth Rs.1.40 crore disproportionate to their known source of income between 2007 and 2009, following which the wing raided their residence in November 23, 2011.

Similarly, the wing filed a case against former MLA Gnanasekaran stating he had disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs.1.36 crore during his tenure as MLA between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008. The wing conducted a raid on his house in Vellore and Chennai in August 2012.

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