Cheating complaint against expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
Days after Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa was expelled from ruling AIADMK, a man filed a complaint with the police commissioner here on Friday, alleging she had cheated him to the tune of Rs 20 lakh.
Tirunelveli: Days after Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Pushpa was expelled from ruling AIADMK, a man filed a complaint with the police commissioner here on Friday, alleging she had cheated him to the tune of Rs 20 lakh.
In his complaint to the Police Commissioner R Thirugnanam, S Rajesh alleged that Sasikala Pushpa had taken Rs 20 lakh from him, promising him a contract work. He sought police help to get back his money from her.
His advocate Jeni T said the payments to Sasikala Pushpa were made in two instalments last year in the presence of her husband Lingeswara Tilakan.
"Now, considering the present situation (her expulsion), when Rajesh wanted the money back from her, she scolded and abused him," Jeni told PTI, adding "though the payments were made last year, no contract work was facilitated for his client as promised".
He alleged that the MP had also "intimidated and threatened," his client.
Asked about the complaint, a police inspector attached to the Commissioner's Office confirmed receipt of the complaint.
"Police Commissioner will look and decide into the complaint," he said, declining to specify if a case will be registered or the complaint has made out cognisable offences.
Sasikala Pushpa was expelled from AIADMK by party supremo Jayalalithaa on August 1 for anti-party activities.