Former DMK minister Periyasamy files bail application

Published: 14th June 2012 10:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2012 10:31 PM   |  A+A-


ormer DMK Minister I Periyasamy, arrested on June 4 on charges of illegal quarrying,today filed a bail application in the Madras High Court bench here in connection with the case against him in this regard.

Periyasamy contended that the prosecution's case, filed under Sectons 420 and 379 of the Explosives Substance Act, was false. He could not be arraigned as accused in the case as per materials available as it would not attract provisions of ESA.

There was also no case against the first accused, who had named him in his confession and the third accused, he said.

Periyasamy said that when the confessional statement of the main accused had been disowned before the Judicial Magistrate, he could not be arrested on that ground.

He also alleged his arrest was due to political vendetta as he had been elected for the fourth time as MLA. People would not be able to air their grievances to him if he was arrested on a 'false case,' he said.

He alleged that police had altered documents presented before the Dindigul district and sessions Judge where his bail application was rejected on June 11, after his arrest.

Periyasamy sought grant of bail stating he was a diabetic and heart patient and had recently undergone an angiogram. He also said he had a permanent address and was willing to cooperate with police in connection with the case.

The application will come up for hearing tomorrow.

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