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Edappadi Palaniswami’s Personal assistant’s aide arrested for taking bribe

Chennai, Dec 26 (BPNS)

The Salem district crime branch on Saturday arrested a person, K. Selvakumar (45) of Kadayampatty for allegedly taking money from an engineer promising him a job in a government department during the previous AIADMK regime. The accused was a close aide of G . Mani alias Nadupetti Mani who was the Political Secretary of former Chief Minister and AIADMK leader, Edappadi K.Palniswami.

According to the Crime Branch, Tamil Selvan (29), an engineer from Neyveli in Tamil Nadu was approached by the duo promising him a job in Tamil Nadu transport corporation and accepted a bribe of 17 lakh rupees from him. However even after several months, they could not provide him job and when Tamil Selvan approached them to refund his money, the duo returned him Rs 4 lakh and threatened him with dire consequences.

Tamil Selvan complained to the Salem District Crime Branch on October 24, 2021, and the DCB had arrested G. Mani earlier and now Selvakumar also. The accused is remanded in judicial custody.