Tamil Nadu: Suicide case of health minister's aide goes to CB-CID

“We received the order a couple of hours back and will decide on the investigation team soon,â€said a senior CBCID official on Friday.

Chennai: A day after the contents of suicide note of aide of health minister were published in newspapers, Tamil Nadu Police on Friday transferred probe into suicide of K R Subramanian, an aide of health minister Dr C Vijayabhaskar, to CBCID.

“We received the order a couple of hours back and will decide on the investigation team soon,” said a senior CBCID official on Friday.

KR Subramanaiam, 59, a contractor of civil construction work, allegedly died of consuming poison in his coconut farm in Namakkal on Monday morning. Income tax sleuths along with premises of health minister raided his house in Namakkal on April 7. Subramaniam was believed to be very close to the health minister and he as a contractor, running Abirami Engineering Construction & Co, carried out works of government buildings funded by the state health ministry.

The suicide note written by KR Subramaniam suggested that he decided to end his life because of pressure from an income tax official in the rank of deputy director, who wanted him to accept that he had carried out money transactions as a benami of minister. Subramanian had also said that a former AIADMK minister, an IAS and an IPS besides some other contractors had made his life a hell. The income officer, when questioned him on April 27 in Chennai wanted him to accept all the said and threatened to finish him if he refuse to tow his line, he said. "All this forced me to decide to end my life," he said in his letter.

The income tax department had carried out raids in over 35 locations in Tamil Nadu. During the raid, several incriminating documents were reportedly retrieved by I-T sleuths from Subramaniam's residence. At the time of raids, Subramaniam was away in Switzerland.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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