Tamil Nadu govt wishes to throw out CBI from office

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Chennai, Apr 21: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is displaying her hard stance once again when she mustered the courage to throw out the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials from their office after they were asked to vacate their office of multi disciplinary monitoring agency (MDMA) located off Greenways Road. The ouster was given the explanation that the government lacked space for bungalows for state ministers.

The MDMA was set up to probe the international angle to the conspiracy involving the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Tamil Nadu government issued a government order in the second week of April citing that the public department had already allotted the place towards the accommodation for 27 ministers. The process of providing accommodation to the remaining ministers and deputy Speaker was under consideration.

A senior government official has been quoted as saying, “Many ministers are staying in government guest houses and the government is taking steps to allot residential quarters to the ministers.”

The government has communicated very categorically that the CBI maintain all the MDMA records related to the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe in some other building. It has asked the officials to vacate the government bungalow at NB-16, at PS Kumarasamy Raja Salai (Greenways Road) for the sake of a ministers accommodation.

The government has instructed senior PWD officials to do the necessary arrangements to convert the bungalow to a residence for the Minister once the CBI vacates it. The state govt claims that they have not got any reply for the state government’s request. A state official added, “The CBI Chennai office is saying that it had informed the headquarters in Delhi about the state government request.”

The state official also added that, with the Rajiv Gandhi case still under investigation, the MDMA office is currently being used as a facility to save files by the agency.

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