Youth Knocks HC Door for Third Time in Same Case

Published: 02nd February 2015 06:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2015 06:09 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:A 23-year-old interior decorator has moved the Madras High Court for the third time seeking the same relief within a month.

According to D Syed Rohith (23) of Pallavan Nagar, Maduravoyal, working as supervisor with a realtor, he used to visit clubs not only to spend time but also to observe the interior work, lighting and music systems.

Rohith visited a club attached to a restaurant on Thanikachalam Road, T Nagar on December 4 last year. He alleged that against the maximum admission rate of `2,500, the club collected `5,000 as entry fee but issued no ticket, coupon or bill. Inside the club, one Jagdish demanded money and asked him to buy drinks which Rohith refused. Jagdish abused the petitioner and threatened him. Around 2 am, Jagdish ordered the club bouncers to hit him.

The petitioner claimed that he and his friend Hemnath were beaten up and a two sovereign gold chain and `10,000 were taken away from him. After treatment at the Royapettah GH as an out-patient, the petitioner lodged a complaint with T Nagar police inspector Krishnamoorthy on December 6 for which a community service register (CSR) receipt was issued.

The inspector did not probe the complaint and even advised the petitioner to withdraw it, the petitioner claimed. Rohith moved the High Court with a criminal original petition for a direction to the police to probe his complaint. As the inspector submitted that the complaint was false, the High Court dismissed Rohith’s petition on December 18.

Rohith moved the High Court again on January 6 with another petition for a direction to re-open his complaint, register an FIR and hand over the probe to some other police officer. The plea was pending.

In his third petition filed last week, the petitioner prayed for a directive to top police officials to take disciplinary action against Krishnamoorthy, the inspector, who Rohith alleged had colluded with the hotel management.  Justice K K Sasidharan directed that notices be sent to the Police Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner (T Nagar) and others, returnable by March 11.


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