Madras HC declines to entertain DMK’s plea for probe into payoffs

A first bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Bhavani Subbaroyan, while declining to entertain the plea, said the original writ petition by the DMK Working President challenging the trust vote holding that it was conducted by contravening rules of Assembly, will be heard on July 11.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:June 29, 2017 7:26 pm

The Madras High Court today declined to entertain an impleading petition by DMK leader M K Stalin seeking a probe by the DRI and the CBI into the alleged payoffs to ruling AIADMK MLAs ahead of the February 18 trust vote by the K Palaniswami government.

A first bench comprising Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Bhavani Subbaroyan, while declining to entertain the plea, said the original writ petition by the DMK Working President challenging the trust vote holding that it was conducted by contravening rules of Assembly, will be heard on July 11.

The bench, which went through the affidavit and submissions by the counsel for DRI that it could take up probe only into matters of smuggling and related matters and not regarding payoffs to the MLAs, said that it cannot allow the DRI and CBI to implead as respondents to the petition.

Making a special mention in the court, counsel for Stalin, R Shanmugasundaram, had on June 13 referred to reports in a section of media about the alleged payoffs of crores of rupees to some MLAs for their support to the trust vote. He had stated then that they would like to file the miscellaneous petition seeking a CBI and DRI inquiry into the alleged payoffs as such a probe was very much needed.

On February 18, Palaniswami had won the trust vote with a 122-11 margin in the 234-member Assembly aided by the eviction of main opposition DMK and walkout by its allies, amid stormy scenes during which mikes were uprooted, chairs toppled and sheets of papers torn.

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    m.narasimhan
    Jun 30, 2017 at 12:07 am
    dear sir,mr.stalin's protest about bribing mla's in koovathur resort at crores of money given to trust votes which has tobe seen from where the sources whether from smuggling or the place they keep money in huge to distribute if income as per law more than established the tax which has tobe paid or are they got demand promisery note from the party if then who are the beneficiers excluding those bark against celebrating their honesty for not paid which has tobe probed at first investigate by the concerned authorities perhaps the income tax may get more money as tax levy for the growth of our country,if there is a distribution there should be a godown to store has also tobe by vigilance otherwise this issue will not give rest to the mind of public as itwas a prolonged question after the death of ex-c.m of tamilnadu,even if the court dismissess the pe ion the nightmare lobbying the minds of people could not get rest with peaceful congenial atmosphere it is high time for intelligent dep
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