Chennai, July 6 (BPNS)
A special court trying cases of public servants like MPs and MLAs have acquitted Tamil Nadu minister for higher education K. Ponmud in a land grabbing case.
Special court judge, Justice G. Jayavel acquitted the minister stating the prosecution was not able to prove the case beyond any reasonable doubt.
The prosecution had charged that K. Ponmudi who was the minister for transports in 1996-2001 had grabbed 3630 sq ft government land in Saidapet in the city and registered it in his mother- in-law’s name.
The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) filed the present case against the minister, K. Ponmudi following a complaint. The minister’s mother in law and two other accused in the case died while the case was on trial.