HC or­ders CBI probe against Tamil Nadu CM

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Nation -

In a blow to the rul­ing All In­dia Anna Dravida Mun­netra Kazhagam (AIADMK) govern­ment in Tamil Nadu, the Madras high court on Fri­day or­dered a Cen­tral Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) probe into al­leged cor­rup­tion in ₹3,500 crore worth of con­tracts for state high­ways -- a port­fo­lio over­seen by chief min­is­ter Edap­padi K Palaniswami .Jus­tice A D Ja­gadish Chandira de­liv­ered the or­der af­ter hear­ing a plea by the op­po­si­tion Dravida Mun­netra Kazhagam (DMK) against a clean chit given by the direc­torate of vig­i­lance and an­ti­cor­rup­tion (DVAC) to Palaniswami. The or­der comes just three days af­ter DVAC sub­mit­ted its re­port.

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