E. Sivakumar v. Union of India

Mr. Sivakumar appealed an April 26, 2018 Madras High Court judgment that ordered the transfer of a criminal investigation concerning the illegal manufacture and sale of gutkha and tobacco and/or nicotine pan masala from the State Vigilance Commission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).  The court found that the court below "justly transferred the investigation to CBI after due consideration of all the relevant aspects . . . ."  The court agreed that the facts and nature of the crime warranted CBI investigation and dismissed the appeal. 


E. Sivakumar v. Union of India, Diary No. 17180/2018, Supreme Court (2018).

  • India
  • May 18, 2018
  • Supreme Court


Plaintiff E. Sivakumar

Defendant Union of India

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