HC declines to extend interim protection from arrest to ex-Minister
The Madras High Court on Wednesday refused to extend an interim order directing the police not to arrest former Information Technology Minister M. Manikandan of the AIADMK in reference to a rape case.
Justice Abdul Quddhose rejected a plea to extend the interim protection granted to the accused by one other decide of the courtroom on June 3, for the reason that latter had not given causes for guiding the police not to arrest the accused until June 9.
The petitioner’s counsel, R. John Sathyan, Government counsel R. Muniyapparaj and advocate V. Raghavachari, representing the complainant, accomplished their arguments on Wednesday on an anticipatory bail petition moved by the accused.
The decide determined to pronounce orders after they file written submissions in just a few days.
When Mr. Sathyan insisted on extending the interim protection from arrest until the pronouncement of orders on the advance bail plea, the decide refused to achieve this, stating that no motive had been assigned for grant of interim order.
During the course of the arguments, the petitioner’s counsel accused the complainant, an actress, of being a part of a gang that lays honey traps and blackmails folks.
On the opposite hand, the federal government counsel mentioned custodial interrogation of the previous Minister was completely vital for the reason that costs have been grave.
He additionally opposed any interim protection from arrest by stating that the accused, if allowed to roam freely, may tamper with digital proof, like pictures and movies shared on WhatsApp.