The Madras High Court on Friday exempted Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise V. Senthilbalaji from appearing before a trial court in a job racket case booked in opposition to him for dishonest folks when he was the Minister for Transport within the AIADMK authorities in 2014.
Justice M. Nirmal Kumar disbursed together with his look before a particular court for making an attempt instances in opposition to legislators until July 30. The exemption was granted after senior counsel S. Prabakaran stated the Minister wouldn’t be capable of attend the proceedings incessantly owing to official work.
The interim order was handed on a revision petition filed by the Minister, difficult the refusal of the particular court to discharge him from the case.
The listening to of the revision petition was adjourned to July 30 since S. Suresh, counsel for complainant V. Ganesh Kumar, sought time to file an intervening petition and oppose the plea for discharge.
Mr. Suresh advised the court that the Minister had already filed a plea before the High Court to quash the complete case, but it surely was dismissed as withdrawn by Justice N. Anand Venkatesh in 2019. Subsequently, he filed a plea to discharge him and that bought rejected on deserves by the trial court on August 26, 2020.
On the opposite hand, Mr. Prabakaran stated the complete grievance was aimed toward tarnishing the picture of the Minister. He stated the grievance was filed with a political motive, and now the intention of the complainant was to pull the proceedings unnecessarily.