In a relief to former minister D Jayakumar, the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted conditional anticipatory bail to his daughter and son-in-law, who were also booked along with the AIADMK leader in an alleged land grabbing case.
Justice AD Jagadish Chandira passed the order on hearing the anticipatory bail petition filed by Jayakumar’s daughter Jayapriya and son-in-law Naveenkumar.
The petitioners submitted that the case had been slapped against them for some political reasons.
“The complainant Magesh Kumar is the own brother of Naveen Kumar. The police had filed the FIR after six-years since the alleged incident had happened. The police had acted eight months after the complaint was lodged. The land-grabbing complaint is completely a foisted one. Former minister Jayakumar, and we have been wilfully dragged into the case,” the petitioners submitted.
However, the complaint rejected those contentions saying that Jayakumar, when he was a minister for the state, he came with his men to a fishing net manufacturing firm run by Magesh.