Graft accused former Tamil Nadu official dies by suicide

Published on : 06:34 PM Dec 03, 2021

Former chairman of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board AV Venkatachalam died by suicide. He was facing a corruption charge during his tenure as chairman of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) chairman AV Venkatachalam, who was facing corruption charges, died by suicide Friday. According to reports, Chennai Police in Velachery have registered a case of unnatural death.

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The body was handed over to the relatives after post-mortem earlier today.

The former IFS officer was facing a corruption charge during his tenure as TNPCB chairman. Advertisement

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) had conducted surprise raids at his house on September 24.

DVAC registered cases against him while he was serving as member secretary, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board during his tenure from October 14, 2013, to July 29, 2014.

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(With agency inputs)

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