SC stays Madras HC order for CBI probe against Tamil Nadu CM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday put a stay on the Madras High Court’s order in which it had directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe into allegations against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palanaiswami.

There are allegations against Palanaiswami of illegally awarding contracts of road construction to his relatives.

The top court’s order comes following Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) moving the court challenging the Madras High Court order which directed the CBI to take over the case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had also issued a notice to Organising Secretary of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) RS Bharathi, who had filed the plea in the Madras High Court.

The Madras High Court had issued the order over two weeks back.