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EC to Request DoPT to Launch CBI Investigation into DMK Candidate’s Bribery Allegations from India News


NEW DELHI: The Election Commission has decided to write to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) suggesting a CBI investigation into the alleged bribery of police personnel by DMK candidate from the West Tiruchi constituency in Tamil Nadu KN Nehru.
Sources told TOI that the survey panel will send the referral seeking the CBI investigation to the DoPT, the administrative ministry of the central investigative agency, by Wednesday. “Since the alleged bribery relates to elections and has occurred during the period that the model code of conduct is in effect, EC is competent to seek an investigation from CBI. Previously, after raids carried out in Madhya Pradesh during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls led to huge recoveries of unaccounted for cash, EC had requested a CBI investigation along similar lines, “said a senior official.
Meanwhile, EC, based on preliminary reports and inputs that found “serious breach of duty by some police officers” in relation to the Tiruchi West case, ordered the transfer of IGP on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Tiruchirappalli J Loganathan to a no choice. related position as well as suspension of ACP, Golden Rock Range, Law and Order, Thiru Tamilmaran.
On Saturday night, taking into account the information that bribes were being given to law enforcement officers before the polls, special teams led by superior officers with the rank of police deputy commissioner carried out controls at the government hospital police station. and at the Thillai Nagar Police Station. and I found several sleeves containing cash worth thousands of rupees. Both police stations are located in the constituency of Tiruchi Oeste, from where Nehru is seeking re-election.
The City Crimes Division registered a case against law enforcement personnel regarding a complaint filed by a senior police officer with the rank of Assistant Police Commissioner under section 171 (e) (bribery) of the IPC and section 129 (3) of the Law of Representation of Persons. Six police officers were suspended in connection with the incident, including a police inspector from Thillai Nagar Police Station; a deputy inspector from the government hospital police station, a special deputy inspector from the government hospital police station, and a police chief attached to the Thillai Nagar police station, plus two other staff serving in the section City intelligence officers tasked with guarding the government hospital police station and Thillai Nagar police station.

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