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Madras HC order for CBI probe in opposition to EPS axed by SC

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Madras HC order for CBI probe against EPS axed by SC

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday put aside a Madras High Court ruling ordering a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in opposition to former chief minister and AIADMK chief Edappadi Okay Palaniswami in awarding street contracts.

A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli requested the HC to determine on the grievance in opposition to Palaniswami with out being influenced by earlier observations or orders handed within the matter.

The Madras High Court, after paying attention to the plea of DMK chief RS Bharathi, had in October 2018 handed the order transferring the probe on his grievance of tender irregularities to CBI for “fair, reasonable and transparent probe”.

“We don’t want CBI. We want an independent investigation,” senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for Bharathi, instructed the apex court docket on Wednesday. Senior advocate Aryama Sundaram, showing for Palaniswami, stated a report filed by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) had exculpated Palaniswami.

The HC, nevertheless, handed the order with out contemplating the DVAC report, and the SC should look at the report, Sundaram stated. The SC bench, nevertheless, stated it should ask the HC to take a contemporary resolution and remitted the matter to the Madras HC.

“Let the HC look at the (inquiry) report. Without going into the small print of the matter, we request the excessive court docket to look into the experiences submitted there and go an applicable order after analyzing the report…We put aside all of the observations that won’t are available the way in which of the contemporary consideration of the matter,’ the bench stated. RS Bharathi had filed a petition within the excessive court docket accusing Palaniswami of misusing his official place.

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday put aside a Madras High Court ruling ordering a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in opposition to former chief minister and AIADMK chief Edappadi Okay Palaniswami in awarding street contracts.

A bench of Chief Justice NV Ramana and Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli requested the HC to determine on the grievance in opposition to Palaniswami with out being influenced by earlier observations or orders handed within the matter.

The Madras High Court, after paying attention to the plea of DMK chief RS Bharathi, had in October 2018 handed the order transferring the probe on his grievance of tender irregularities to CBI for “fair, reasonable and transparent probe”.

“We don’t want CBI. We want an independent investigation,” senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for Bharathi, instructed the apex court docket on Wednesday. Senior advocate Aryama Sundaram, showing for Palaniswami, stated a report filed by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) had exculpated Palaniswami.

The HC, nevertheless, handed the order with out contemplating the DVAC report, and the SC should look at the report, Sundaram stated. The SC bench, nevertheless, stated it should ask the HC to take a contemporary resolution and remitted the matter to the Madras HC.

“Let the HC look at the (inquiry) report. Without going into the small print of the matter, we request the excessive court docket to look into the experiences submitted there and go an applicable order after analyzing the report…We put aside all of the observations that won’t are available the way in which of the contemporary consideration of the matter,’ the bench stated. RS Bharathi had filed a petition within the excessive court docket accusing Palaniswami of misusing his official place.