Madurai, Feb 15: Madras High Court today directed the Chief General Manager (Finance) of Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation to enquire into complaints of corruption against the Senior Regional Manager and District Managers in Madurai area, pertaining to illegal appointments and transfers made by them. Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana issued the direction to the CGM to complete the enquiry within six weeks and submit a report. Petitioner P Selvam, Supervisor in TASMAC liquor shops alleged that Senior Regional Manager of Madurai, including S Dhanabal in collusion with his Assistant T Ravi and supervisors S Saravanakumar, P Kanagaraj and Kathiravan made illegal appointments and transfers by taking bribe. Also Read: Madras High Court judge stays his Supreme Court transfer order Also Read - Delhi Higher Judicial Service Mains Examination 2019 Postponed, Details Here

Many transfers were effected illegally on the recommendation of the Additional Senior Personal Assistant of the Minister for prohibition and excise, identified as G Senthilkumar. The petitioner sought a direction from the court to the Department of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to register a case based on his complaint lodged on Oct 8, 2015 and investigate. When the case was pending, Additional Superintendent of police, Vigilance and Anti-corruption, said that his ( (petitioner) complaint did not disclose any specific information regarding demand and acceptance of bribe. Also Read - SC Breather For Tamil Nadu, Top Court Stays Madras HC Order Directing Closure of Liquor Shops

However, the petitioner gave specific information and forwarded the same to the Managing Director of TASMAC and to the CGM (Finance). Later, the Minister’s PA Senthil kumar was relieved from the post. However, no action was taken against the other officials, including the SRM and district managers of Madurai. When he sought information under RTI about the action taken against the other officials, there was no response. Hence, he sought a direction to complete the probe and file a report within time frame. Also Read - Prisoners Can't Vote, Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea, Says Right to Vote Not Fundamental