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NGO for detailed probe in the alleged corruption charges against former AIADMK minister

- August 10, 2021

Chennai, August 10(BPNS)

Aruppor Iyyakam, the Chennai based Non-Governmental Organisation has called for detailed and deeper probe into the alleged corruption charges against former minister and AIADMK leader, S.P. Velumani. It may be recalled that the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti- Corruption (DVAC) wing had conducted raids on the premises of the former minister and around 51 places associated with him on Tuesday.

The Organisation had filed public interest litigation at Madras High court for registering First Information Report (FIR) against the minister and senior officials of Chennai and Coimbatore corporations and contractors for corruption in contracts during 2014 and 2017.

Aruppor Iyyakam had also filed an additional affidavit of the Comptroller and Audit General of India (CAG) report tabled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly in June 2021.

The organization had also filed a complaint with the DVAC in 2018 on awarding tenders to relatives of close aides of the former minister in violation of the Tender Transparency Act.

The Aruppor Iyyakam had submitted evidence on around 47 tenders awarded to Senthil and Co which is owned by S.P. Anbaresan, brother of the minister, and also one R Rajan in Coimbatore corporation.

 The organization had also brought to notice the authorities on awarding tenders to KCP Engineers and Vardhan Infrastructure for various road and stormwater drain work. 

Several close aides of the former ministers are directors and shareholders in these companies and the contracts were awarded in total violation of the tender rules.