HC rejects plea seeking CBI probe into case against Veeramani

K C Veeramani

Chennai: A petition seeking transfer of a property dispute case pending against Tamilnadu Commercial Taxes Minister K C Veeramani and others to the CBI has been dismissed by the Madras High Court.

The petitioner Jayaprakash had levelled various allegations against the Minister over the property dispute case involving several crores of rupees and he sought transfer of the investigation from the state police to the CBI.

However, Justice Anand Venkatesh, dismissed the petition and directed petitioner, Jayaprakash, to approach the magistrate court under Sec. 156(3) CrPC after concurring with the submissions of state public prosecutor that the petition was not maintainable as the petitioner had not moved the magistrate court in Vellore that was directed by a division bench of the court earlier.

NT Bureau