Graft charges filed against ex-Tamil Nadu minister

May 18th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS  

Chennai, May 17 (IANS) A former minister of Tamil Nadu and his kin were Thursday charge sheeted under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the anti-graft wing for amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, said the probe agency.

In a statement issued here, the directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) said a charge sheet under the anti-graft law for accumulation of assets to the tune of Rs.14.82 crore was filed against N. Suresh Rajan, former minister for tourism and registration.

His assets were disproportionate to his known sources of income during May 5, 2006, to March 3, 2011.

According to the DVAC, charge sheets were also filed against Rajan’s wife D.S. Bharathy, father K. Neelakanda Pillai and mother R. Rajam.

In the charge sheet, filed in a trial court, 106 people have been cited as witnesses and 139 documents containing 4,503 pages have been cited as exhibits.

The court would next hear the case July 5.

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