Chennai, Jan 10 (BPNS)
DMK Deputy Secretary and former Union Minister, A. Raja appeared before a CBI Special court on Tuesday in the case related to disproportionate assets while serving as the Union minister. The former Union minister along with four of his associates appeared before Justice D. Sivakumar, who is the judge in the court at Singaravelan Maligai dealing with cases related to MPs and MLAs. It is to be noted that A. Raja is a sitting MP from The Nilgiris loksabha seat.
The court had issued a summons to Raja and his accomplices to appear in person before the court.
The CBI has registered a case against the former Union Minister on August 18, 2015. Sixteen others including his family members, relatives, and friends were also charge-sheeted in the case relating to amassing disproportionate assets.
The agency had charged that Raja and his associates amassed wealth to the tune of Rs 27.92 crores which were disproportionate to his known income sources during the period between October 1999 and September 2010.
The CBI had filed a charge sheet in the CBI special court recently and according to the final report, the former Union minister and his associates have amassed an amount of Rs 5. 53 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The matter has been adjourned to February 8.