Chennai, June 26 (BPNS)
AIADMK general secretary and leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu legislative assembly, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) has filed a contempt of court petition in Madras High Court against Salem central crime branch officers.
The AIADMK leader who is also the former Chief Minister of the state filed petition against Inspector of Salem Central Crime Branch , D. Pushparani and sub- inspector, C. Gunasekhar for reportedly disobeying an interim order not to precipitate a case against him (EPS) for having allegedly provided false information on his wealth and education in 2021 assembly election affidavit.
EPS accused the duo of having wilfully disobeyed the interim order passed by the court on May 4, 2023 and had written to the Manager, Indian Bank, Fairlands Main branch on May 8 seeking details of the accounts he was holding.
The manager, according to EPS had communicated to the police officers the same day itself. He also said that the two police officers had sent a letter to Sri Vasavi College, in Erode where he had studied his degree course from 1973 to 1976.
Petitioner for the counsel, S.R. Rajagopal in his argument stated that the police officers should not have proceeded with the investigation in violation to the court order not to precipitate the issue until the dismissal of a revision petition challenging the order of a judicial magistrate court.
The former Chief Minister in his petition stated that police officers had gone about sending communications to the bank and the college and he urged the court to punish the duo under the Contempt of Courts Act.