The gutkha scam in Tamil Nadu

PIL petition filed in High Court against T. K. Rajendran as DGP

T. K. Rajendran.  

A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench to quash a government order passed on June 30 permitting Director-General of Police T.K. Rajendran to continue in the post for two more years.

The petition also sought a direction to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe his alleged involvement in the gutkha scam that reportedly took place during his tenure as Commissioner of Police, Chennai city. The case filed by Madurai based trade unionist K. Kathiresan has been listed for hearing before a Division Bench of Justices K.K. Sasidharan and G.R. Swaminathan on Wednesday. The petitioner claimed that granting extension of service to Mr. Rajendran and allowing him to head the police force in the State would make meaningless the investigation being conducted by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption.

He pointed out that the Income Tax (I-T) department conducted searches on a gutkha manufacturing company in Chennai last year and seized incriminating documents that revealed payment of huge amount of bribe to a Minister, senior police officers and others.

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