Court rejects police report on family’s kidnapping

August 20th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) A division bench of the Madras High Court Wednesday rejected a police report on a family allegedly kidnapped by former state minister N.K.K.P Raja and demanded a fresh submission within a week.”The judges ruled that the submissions from the police in Erode do not contain any detail with regard to the latest status of the missing person Guhamani and, therefore, they should file a fresh report before next Wednesday,” the couple’s advocate S. Ramesh told IANS.

The High Court division bench comprised Prabha Sridevan and V. Periyakaruppiah.

Raja was dropped from the Tamil Nadu cabinet Aug 8, despite his denying all the charges.

A family of three comprising Palanichamy and his wife Malarvizhi were rescued from illegal custody following the filing of a writ of habeas corpus petition in the Madras High Court in July.

The couple had told the state human rights’ commission that Palanichamy’s brother Guhamani was still under illegal detention of the minister to ensure a favourable statement concerning their ancestral property in Erode district which Raja was reportedly attempting to grab.

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