Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Petition seeks direction to police

The mother of an All India Forward Bloc functionary has filed a petition at the Madras High Court bench here seeking a direction to the Sivaganga district administration and the police forbearing them from detaining her son under the Goondas Act and the Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act. On Thursday, Justice T. Raja heard the preliminary arguments of the additional advocate general and the counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner and adjourned the case to November 5. The petitioner, S. Rajammal, claimed that in October 2013 the Sivagangai police “foisted” several politically motivated cases against her son, S.R. Thevar alias S. Rajasekar. He was charged with threatening and attempting to extort money and swindling Rs 3 crore from two complainants. Rajasekar is now lodged at the Pudukottai prison, Mrs. Rajammal added. The police were trying to ruin her son’s public standing as he might contest the forthcoming parliamentary elections, she alleged. Mrs. Rajammal further alleged that the police registered one of the complaints against her son without ascertaining the facts, under Sections 420 (cheating) r/w 387 (causing fear of death) and 506 (ii) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, based on a fax sent by the complainant. Mrs. Rajammal claimed that the police plan to detain her son under the Preventive Detention of Tamil Nadu Act 14 of 1982 (Goondas Act) and the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Slum-Grabbers, Act, 1982.

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