Relief to Puducherry minister facing proxy charge
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Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:08
Chennai: Madras High Court on Monday directed that Puducherry Education Minister PML Kalyanasundaram, summoned by Tamil Nadu police for questioning over charges that he used a proxy to write SSLC examination, should not be arrested until further orders.

Issuing the direction on the anticipatory bail petition by Kalyanasundaram, Justice C S Karnan directed the public prosecutor to get instructions and posted the matter for hearing on October 12.

Apprehending arrest, Kalyanasundaram submitted he had learnt that an FIR had been registered against him and two others, alleging that he used a proxy to write the examination at a centre in Tindivanam in Tamil Nadu last month.

Stating that the complaint was lodged by Villupuram District Chief Educational Officer Kuppusamy following an inquiry with the Chief Superintendent of the examination centre, he said when he appeared at the centre his hall ticket as well as the number on the answer sheet had been verified after which he was allowed to write the examination.

He said he had applied for writing the supplementary examination in science and social science subjects and appeared for the science examination on September 29. But he did not write the second paper in view of a meeting in the Puducherry Assembly.

Claiming that the complaint against him 'is a false one', he said it was not given by the Chief Superintendent of the examination centre but the Chief Education Officer, after a lapse of nine days.

The minister claimed he had been falsely implicated in the case due to political compulsions. Kalyanasundaram said he had come to know that summons had been served for him to appear before the Tamil Nadu police to the Puducherry Assembly Speaker.


First Published: Monday, October 10, 2011, 21:08

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