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CB-CID gets one-day custody of Cuddalore MP in murder case

- October 13, 2021

Chennai, Oct 13 (BPNS)

The CB-CID has got one-day custody of DMK leader and Member of Parliament from Cuddalore, T.R.V.S Ramesh who is the accused in a case related to the murder of his cashew factory worker.

Ramesh and five of his factory employees are the accused in the case related to the murder of K. Govindarasu (60). The Cuddalore Chief Judicial Magistrate, N. Prabakar passed the order on Wednesday.

The court directed the CB-CID to produce Ramesh before it on Thursday noon.

The CB-CID which is investigating the case after the deceased person’s family had alleged that they won’t get justice from the Kadampulliyur police had sought two-day custody of Ramesh but the court allowed only single-day custody.

According to the FIR registered by the Kadampulliyur police, Govindarasu who was a worker in the cashew factory of Ramesh was tortured to death by him and six of his other workers accusing Govindarasu of stealing 7 kg of cashew from the factory.

Govindarasu was brought to the local police station on September 19 evening by two workers of the cashew factory, Kandavelu, and Shanmugham stating that he had stolen 7 kg of cashew from the factory. On finding that the accused was bleeding from the mouth, police directed the two workers to take him to the hospital and bring him back. However, the duo went back to the factory and on September 20 morning he was found dead in the premises of the factory.

While the cashew factory management including Cuddalore MP, Ramesh said that he committed suicide, the family alleged that he was killed by the MP and his accomplices.

Ramesh was on the run and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader, Dr. S. Ramadoss had called upon the police to immediately arrest the Member of Parliament or he would tamper with the evidence.

The Member of Parliament surrendered before the court on October 11, Monday.