10 Name in Chargesheet by CBI in Graft Case


Puducherry and nine others, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in 2009-10 related to the sale of government land in a land scam by the CBI has filed charge.

Chennai, education and local administration’s anti-corruption wing secretary G Ragesh Chandra, Puducherry District Collector, and nine other against the CBI charge sheet filed yesterday before Judge CV Karthikeyan.

Ten, including government officials, criminal conspiracy and 5.6 hectares of government land to private individuals in the unauthorized and fraudulent sales, among others have been charged with cheating.

Taluk Bahoor located in neighboring Pillayarkuppam unit to land in a private paper mill in 1977, an agreement was provided by the government.

The government should give the land back to the mill in the event the firm is wound. Mill Brewing Company was wound up in 2001 and it applied to the government to deal with the allocated land.

CBI had filed a First Information Report (FIR) last year and took up enquiry.

Sub-Registrar, among others M. Venkatesan, the district registrar AV Subramanian, managing director of real estate company and Ragesh Chandra foul Manirathinam between 2009 and 2010, has entered into a conspiracy to sell the land.

The accused have been charged for offences under Indian Penal Code sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and also under the Prevention of Corruption Act.