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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court made strong observations over ‘rampant’ corruption in the city corporation and said people were unable to get any document without bribing officials.

A petition filed by H Lakshmi came up for hearing , said “in every transaction in the corporation, people are absolutely frustrated and the corrupt activities of the officials are rampant and the people are unable to get necessary approvals, certificates and documents from the Corporation without paying bribe to these officials.”

Additional Advocate General Manishankar who appeared on behalf of the commissioner, that the civic body was initiating all steps to eradicate irregularities and illegalities in respect of the constructions and other related offences.

Justice SM Subramaniam rejected the the submission and directed Corporation Commissioner to file a report explaining the nexus, collusion and corrupt activities largely found between the officials of corporation, police, local politicians, electricity board authorities and metro board authorities.


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