Don't interfere with Alagiri firm's: HC to police

Madurai: The Madras High Court in an interim order on Thurday directed police not to interfere with the functioning of a company, owned by Union Minister MK Alagiri.

Justice R Sudhakar of the court's Madurai bench recorded the statement of the additional government pleader that no land grabbing complaint had been recorded against directors of Daya Cyber Park, including Union minister MK Alagiri, his wife Gandhi and son Dayanidhi.

Police shall not "unnecessarily disturb them", the judge said.

"If there is specific civil dispute, then the police officials should not interfere in it," said the judge, who recorded the police statement while admitting a petition filed by company manager Manickandan apprehending that police could "disturb" the directors, or him.

"In the light of the direction given by this court and representation given by the petitioner to the DGP, police should take into consideration the apprehension of the petitioner on the pendency of the civil suit cases, before the court, and should not interfere."

The petitioner alleged that police were giving false news through the media that temple land in Uthangudi, meant for 'Annadhanam' trust, had been grabbed. The civil dispute regarding the land was pending in a civil court.