DMK for CBI probe into official's death

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Chennai, Mar 9: A day after Madras High Court quashed a case of abetment to suicide and corruption filed against former Tamil Nadu Minister 'Agri' S S Krishnamoorthy, opposition DMK today asked the state government to seek CBI probe into the matter to ensure "justice."

Party President M Karunanidhi said apprehensions had been raised when the probe into the alleged suicide of Muthukumaraswamy was handed over to the CB-CID wing, as it came under the state police.


Many had demanded a CBI probe into the official's death, he said in a statement while alleging that CB-CID had not produced sufficient documents against the former minister.

"Therefore, if there has to be justice in the case, the AIADMK government should suo motu seek CBI probe into the matter," he said.

Justice V S Ravi of the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court had yesterday thrown out the case against the former minister, holding that there was no direct evidence linking Krishnamoorthy to charges of bribery demand and alleged abetment to suicide.

The Congress' state unit had already said it will move the court seeking CBI probe into Muthukumaraswamy's death, an alleged suicide.


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