Madurai: The Madras High Court Wednesday
stayed investigations into an assault case against Union
minister M K Alagiri and four others till May 19.
The Madurai bench of the court also ordered notice to
the Tamil Nadu government, the DGP and SP of Madurai and
inspector of Keezhavalavu police station.
Petitioner M Kalimuthu, a special tehsildar and
assistant electoral officer for Melur assembly constituency,
submitted that he complained against the son of Tamil Nadu
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on the "direction of the district
collector and SP".
He said after giving the complaint, his "conscience
did not accept it".
"So I called the media and stated the truth. I also
wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner about the
falsity of my complaint. The copies were marked to the Chief
Secretary and DGP. But no action was taken to drop the FIR,"
"Meanwhile, the minister and others sought the high
court to quash the complaint and FIR through a criminal
original petition. I intervened in the case and gave all the
real facts about the assault case," he said.
"The high court refused to quash the case, but said
the investigating agency was at liberty to refer the case as a
mistake of fact if the complaint was found to be false."
"But the Keezhavalavu police inspector was not
inclined to investigate the case with an open mind and was
biased and bent up on supporting the wrong and false case.
fact police filed a false FIR stating that I had rescinded
from my earlier stand in the case due to intimidation. This
accusation is imaginary and invented," Kalimuthu said.
He prayed to the court to transfer investigation of
the case from Keezhavalavu Police station and stay the probe
Keezhavalavu Police had registered the case against
Alagiri and others under IPC sections 143 (unlawful assembly)
188 (disobedience to order promulgated by public servant) 332
(voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from
performing duty) and 341 (wrong restraint) on April one on
charges of hurting the tehsildar, who ordered videographing
of the minister`s visit to a temple in the locality.
Justice M Duraiswamy told the special prosecutor to
take note of the case and posted it for May 19.