TNPSC scam: Investigation deepens, shocking details revealed

The Crime Branch CID (CB-CID), investigating the Tamilnadu Public Service (TNPSC) scam took the two main accused, Jayakumar and Omkanthan to Kilakarai and Rameswaram, where the malpractice took place, for an inquiry.

Recently, the CB-CID got the custody of the duo extended for six days for further inquiry. It is said that the two named several senior officials in the government who were involved in the scam.

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the State on two separate public interest litigation petitions seeking a CBI probe into the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) examination scam.

A Division Bench of Justices M. Duraiswamy and T. Ravindran ordered notice to the State and adjourned the hearing in the separate petitions filed by advocate B. Stalin and K.K. Ramesh of Madurai. Both sought a CBI probe into the malpractices in the exam.

Meanwhile, the Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to fill its vacancies through the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), against the current practice of choosing candidates through the district employment exchange.

A decision to this effect was made in the November 2019 council meeting, resolutions of which were uploaded on the corporation website on Thursday. The civic body has not had an elected council in place for four years. Corporation commissioner G Prakash is the special officer. Currently, the corporation has 805 vacancies for various positions.