The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allegations of former Tourism Minister N. Suresh Rajan having amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Chitra Venkataraman and Justice S. Vimala dismissed the case after recording the submission of the State Government that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption had already begun investigating complaints against the former Minister. Girinivasan, a resident of Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district, had filed the public interest litigation petition in 2011. He had accused Mr. Suresh Rajan of having accumulated assets worth Rs. 500 crore though he owned only Rs. 24.27 lakh while contesting the Assembly elections in 1996.