HC directs petitioner to implead Minister in case

The Madras High Court bench directed a petitioner to implead the state Forest Minister`s Personal Assistant as a respondent in the murder case.

Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Friday directed a petitioner to implead the state Forest Minister`s Personal Assistant as a respondent in the case relating to murder of a forest department employee and his wife last year.
The court gave the direction on a petition by P Murugesan, uncle of the murdered employee, seeking to transfer the case to CBI.
The prosecution case was that the couple were shot dead by a man on Sagayam`s orders on November 10, 2011 near Nagercoil.

The petitioner contended that the case had been foisted on Sagayam by the Investigating Officer, Additional Deputy Superintendent of Police Dharmaraj due to `political rivalry`.

The real offenders could be traced only if CBI investigated the case, he said, adding there had been no response from the Government to transfer the case to CBI.

Justice K K Sasidharan directed the petitioner to implead Sagayam and posted the case to next week for further hearing.

PTI

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