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Abduction case: HC grants bail to Sasikala`s relative

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 21:13

Chennai: Madras High court on Monday granted bail to V Divakaran, a relative of Sasikala Natarajan, estranged aide of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, in an abduction and criminal intimidation case.

Granting the conditional bail, Justice M M Sundresh
said custodial interrogation of Divakaran, who had already
been in jail for 48 days, had been completed. Besides,
co-accused in the case had been released either on bail or
anticipatory bail.

The Judge directed Divakaran to record his presence
daily before the investigating officer for four weeks.

According to Thiruthuraipoondi police, Divakaran and
his men abducted one Saravanan and obtained Rs one lakh from
him under coercion on September 9, 2011.Saravanan, however,
lodged the complaint only on February 8, 2012.

Divakaran denied the allegations and said the case had
been foisted on him with ulterior motives.


First Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 21:12
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