CJ to clarify the competence of the advocacy by the sister of the ex-min | Madurai News
Madurai: Madras’ high court on Monday ordered its registry to place the petition filed by former minister KT’s sister Rajenthra Bhalaji before the interim chief justice to seek clarification on jurisdiction. Judge GR Swaminathan issued the order after the additional prosecutor argued that this tribunal may not have jurisdiction to hear the case, as issues relating to former and former MPs and MPs should be heard by the special bench at the head office in Chennai.
The court heard the petition filed by K Lakshmi, Bhalaji’s sister, who asked the police not to harass her family members. The petitioner said her sons Vasanthakumar, Ramana and driver Rajkumar were arrested by police on Friday evening. She alleged that the police threatened them to ask Bhalaji to surrender, failing which they would file a lawsuit against them. When the case went to a special hearing on Saturday, the state argued that summons had been issued to three people who were released on Saturday afternoon after obtaining depositions. The state also argued that the three were not charged in the case and had not been arrested.
Taking note of the sightings, the court barred the Virudhunagar District Police from summoning any relatives of Bhalaji who are not charged in the cheating cases recorded by the Virudhunagar District Criminal Branch (DCB) police. DCB police have recorded two cases of employment racketeering against Bhalaji.
Since his early bail requests were rejected by headquarters in Chennai on Friday, Bhalaji has fled. Eight special teams have been formed to catch the former minister.