COIMBATORE: A city court II on Monday granted the police two days’ custody of G Shanmugadurai, who has been charged with posing as a Deputy Inspector of Police and extorting money from businessmen.
The City police had sought five days custody of Shanmugadurai from the Second Judicial Magistrate Court to question him further about his involvement in other cases and on documents seized from his house.
The Judge however granted the police two days custody of the accused, now lodged in the Coimbatore Central Prison.
Shanmugadurai and his a woman companion, Meenakumari, who posed as his wife, were arrested recently after they sought security cover by the police for their 'visits' to some businesses here.
The Saravanampatti police had registered a case against him, which was later transferred to Central Crime Branch of the City police.
Last week, the City police raided his residence in Saligramam, Chennai, after getting a court order. The police seized lakhs of rupees in cash from there.
They also seized cheques for crores of rupees, reportedly given to Shamugadurai by a lawyer from Kerala, whom he had promised to get a top position in the Central government.