July 23, 2017
Minister, his Wife and Son were accused of acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as the Transport Minister.
In a setback to K N Nehru, a DMK veteran the Apex Court has paved the way for further investigation into the case of alleged disproportionate assets of his son & set aside his vindication in this case.
The Supreme Court has set aside the order of the Madras HC exonerating KN Nehru, a former transport minister & his wife Shanta terming their discharge pending investigation as “visibly prematured” & “unsustainable in law, as well as on facts.”
KN Nehru, his wife & Arun(son) are accused of acquiring assets disproportionate to their known sources of income during his tenure as Tamil Nadu’s transport minister of between 2006 & 2011.
Currently an MLA from the Tiruchirappalli West constituency, he’s been a 4-time legislator of the DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) party.
A bench of Justice Arun Mishra & Justice Amitava Roy said “The impugned order directing the discharge of the respondents is hereby set aside and the order of the Trial Court vis-a-vis them is restored.”
The bench upheld the direction of the HC and trial court for further probe & said that the probe agency should keep in mind “the seriousness of these charges & the objectives of the anti-corruption law involved ,conduct the investigation as expected of it & then submit its report as expeditiously as possible.”