DMK President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday demanded registration of criminal cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, officials of Election Commission, state police and also the person who filed a petition seeking cancellation of the FIR registered in the R.K. Nagar cash-for-vote case.
Stalin also demanded registration of a First Information Report (FIR) on the basis of the documents provided by the Income Tax (IT) department. The Election Commission itself had recommended that the case be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government informed a two-member bench of the Madras High Court that a single judge bench of the high court had quashed in March the FIR registered against unnamed persons for alleged distribution of cash to the voters of R.K. Nagar assembly constituency.
On April 7, 2017, a couple of days before the bypoll in R.K. Nagar constituency, the IT department raided the house of state Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar and seized documents that showed alleged distribution of huge cash to voters in the constituency. The documents also contained the names of Palaniswami and other ministers.