The Madras High Court today extended time till October 8 for an anti-graft body to file further status report in connection with a complaint alleging that state minister K T Rajendra Balaji had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.
A bench of justices M Sathyanarayanan and R Hemalatha had earlier observed that the preliminary inquiry already carried out by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) was not properly conducted.
It had directed the agency to launch the probe afresh by taking the check period from 1996 to 2018, February.
The bench, after going through it, directed the Registrar-Judicial to keep it under his custody and produce it to the court as and when required.
The AG said some more witnesses have to be enquired and sought time to file further status report following which the court granted time up till October 8 and posted the matter to that date.
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