Whispers doing the rounds is that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha is all set to appoint a new Public Prosecutor for the State in the place of I.Subramaniam, who is the Public Prosecutor now. Insiders in Poes Garden say that Amma has received numerous complaints not only against P.P.I.Subramaiam, but also against the present Advocate General Navaneetha Krishnan.
A state’s public prosecutor is the head of a government’s legal wing as far as criminal matter’s are concerned. So changing the public prosecutor means that Amma is not satisfied with the performance of the present incumbent. But who is the lucky winner ? Whispers doing rounds in the legal circle is that N.Chandrasekaran, who is representing the CBI in the Madras High Court.
Well it’s a lesser known secret…but people close to Chandrasekaran say that he is powerful than the CBI Director…he claims Home Minister P.Chidambaram to be his God Father and he is one among the few people who knows all the secrets of Home Minsiter P.Chidambaram. Sources close to Chandrasekaran say that Chidambaram would talk to Chandrasekaran through the mobile phones of his juniors.
But now his appointment as PP is not mere luck, but is a reward for his loyalty. As Amma is very annoyed about the performance of her legal team and this has naturally resulted as a jackpot for Chandrasekaran…this is the latest buzz in the legal circles.
But how do CBI circles view this appointment ? Sources in the CBI circles are delighted by the news that is doing rounds that Chadrasekaran is likely to be appointed as Public Prosecutor. Their delight is due to the fact that the CBI would get a new face (can be read as lesser manipulative) to represent them in High Court.
The reason for the delight of CBI is that Chandrasekaran had actually let down the premire investigative agency on many occassions. The failure of the CBI to nab the accused and grill them in the ‘Lakshmi Narayana Medical College’ owned by DMK MP and Union Minister Jegatharatchagan has got a lot to with Chandrasekaran legal skills. Investigations into the TIMES NOW sting operation… which resulted in two touts of the Sri Ramacandra Medical College and Balaji Dental College getting caught on camera for receiving bribe for admission…is yet to see the light of the day. While Ramachandra’s representative was interrogated by CBI, the representative of Balaji Dental College belonging to Union Minister Jegathratchagan managed to wriggle out of the CBI’s case, thanks to Chandrasekaran’s links with the then Suburban commissioner S.R.Jangid.
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Sources in the CBI say Chandrasrekaran is also accused of playing a crucial role in misleading the CBI and passing on crucial information to R.Dhanapal Raj, the former Vice-Chairman of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, who was caught along with the BCI member R.S.Rana in a graft case.
However, legal sources say the administration in the CBI is taking serious steps to get rid of Chandrasekaran as its counsel following the serious setback the CBI received in a murder case of the son of a popular advocate. The investigation of the case, which is being monitored by the Madras High Court went to the extent of summoning the CBI, Director, for which Chandrasekaran never made any objection and the timely intervention of Additional Advocate General seems to have saved the CBI.