TN Govt sets up spl court to try corruption cases

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Chennai, Feb 26 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government has constituted a special court for dealing exclusively with trial of State Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) cases.

In pursuance of the High Court's official memorandum, IV Additional Sessions Judge, City Civil Court, has been designated as the special judge for the exclusive trial of corruption cases, Principal Judge Aruna Jagadeesan said in an order.

About 50 corruption cases pending before the I, II, III, VI and VII Additional Sessions Courts in the city would be transferred to the designated court for speedy trial.

The cases to be tried by the special court included cases involving DMK MLA B Ranganathan (representing Villivakkam Assembly Constituency), Former AIADMK Minister Indira Kumari, who is presently in the ruling DMK and brother-in-law of Actor-Politician Vijayakanth.

Already three special courts were functioning in the city with two of them exclusively trying CBI cases and the other TADA cases.

High Court Registrar General Mala issued the official notification on February 11 designating IV Additional Sessions Court as the Special Court for trying DVAC Cases.

UNI XR/WS GT KN1854

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