Madras HC quashes magistrate order in AIADMK worker murder case
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Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 00:38
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday quashed a Magistrate order taking cognisance of the final report by police in a case related to an election time murder of an AIADMK worker in which names of PMK founder S Ramadoss and his son and former union minister R Anbumani were omitted despite being named as main accused in the complaint.

Allowing a revision petition by former AIADMK minister C V Shanmugam, also the defacto complainant, Justice S Nagamuthu also set aside an order by the Tindivanam Judicial Magistrate committing the case to a session’s court and remitted the matter back to the magistrate.

The Judge also quashed an August 28 last order of the magistrate declining to order further investigation into the May 8, 2006 murder as sought for by the complainant.

He directed the magistrate to pass appropriate orders on the final report after issuing notice to the complainant and Ramadoss and Anbumani and allowing them opportunity to file appropriate applications and objections.

Shanmugam had contended that the lower court had failed to appreciate the fact that the police had not informed him about the deletion of names of certain prime accused in the case as required under relevant rules and act.

He charged the investigating officers with misusing and abusing their official position and thereby failing in their duty in order to help the 'real accused persons'.

Shanmugam had alleged that a 15-member gang led by a relative of Ramadoss and a PMK workers attacked with sharp edged weapons in front of his house. An AIADMK worker who tried to shield him was killed.


First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 00:38

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