CHENNAI: The Madras High Court recently refused anticipatory bail to Madhava Menon (67) and his concubine, G Vani (32) who feared arrest based on a complaint from Menon's wife.
"Considering the nature of allegations made against the petitioners, this court is of the opinion that the accused are not entitled to anticipatory bail at this stage," Justice K Kalyanasundaram asserted.
The judge was dismissing a criminal original petition from Madhava Menon and his concubine G Vani of Egmore.
According to the complaint from Anandhi, she got married to Madhava Menon in 1971 and they had a daughter and two sons. For the marriage, 50 sovereigns of gold jewellery and `1 lakh in cash was given as dowry. Menon had forced Anandi to unnatural sexual acts and abused and beat her up when she refused.
Menon also had illicit relationship with G Vani. He got her married to another man and also gifted a property to him. Menon and Vani used to indulge in illicit sex both in Vani's house and in the petitioner's house regularly.
Anandhi lodged a complaint with the All Women Police Station, Chintadripet. The present anticipatory bail petition contended that a false case had been foisted on the basis of a matrimonial dispute.
The government advocate submitted that the probe was at a prime stage and if freed on bail, the accused could affect the probe.