Six persons accused of demolishing a part of the famed palace of Rani Mangammal in Madurai have been denied bail by a district court here.
On July 26, a part of the palace, which is now functioning as the office of the PWD Periyar-Vaigai Basin Circle, was demolished.
Acting on a complaint from the PWD Assistant Engineer Elangovan, the Vilakkuthoon police had registered a case against Chelladurai and five others. Later the police arrested Chelladurai’s son J C Senthil Kumar, son-in-law – also named - Senthil Kumar, a contractor R Kathiresan, a mason Manikandan, and construction workers Sangili (32) and M Annakodi (48). All the arrested persons applied for bail. However, taking into account the prosecution’s argument that since the prime accused Chelladurai is still at large the investigation was not complete, the district judge Gokuldass dismissed their applications.