An FIR has been registered against former Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani by the state Vigilance department, for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 200 crore to the government, by giving undue tax exemptions.
Besides one in the bar bribery scam, this is the second FIR that has been filed against Mani.
The FIR says there is primary evidence against Mani that he had given a reprieve to a chicken supplier for not paying Rs 65 crore of pending tax.
The FIR also says that Mani asked a deputy commissioner to help him in this tax evasion and since the officer was not ready to co-operate, he was allegedly transferred.
It also alleges that Mani helped four Ayurveda companies in evading tax.
An advocate gave a complaint against Mani and these findings were based on the resulting enquiry conducted by the Vigilance Director.