The State government gave the sanction to the CBI on September 25, 2019. After a preliminary enquiry, the CBI filed the FIR on October 3, 2020. Shivakumar has approached the court against the FIR.
Ashwini Kumar Das once sold vegetables for livelihood before he joined as a junior assistant in Agriculture Department in 1995 after his father’s demise,” said a senior Vigilance officer.
While DVAC raided 58 premises in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, they have accused him of Rs 58.23 crores which is 3,928 per cent of his total income.
Jail officials said there was a proposal to keep Sasikala in the VIP cell, but all three have been housed in common cells.
The trial court remanded all three convicts in the disproportionate assets case to judicial custody on Wednesday evening.
Dinakaran was among those expelled from the party along with Sasikala by late CM Jayalalithaa in 2011.
Highways and Minor Ports Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy and senior leaders will be seeking an appointment with the Governor to stake claim to forming the next government.