Man Claims Himself to be Jayalalithaa’s Son, HC Threatens to Put him in Jail

March 17, 2017 17:13
Man Claims Himself to be Jayalalithaa’s Son, HC Threatens to Put him in Jail

The Madras High Court on Friday criticized a man, who alleged to be the "secret son" of late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. The court questioned the originality of documents submitted by him.

"I can send this man straightaway to jail. I will ask police officers to take him to jail now itself," Justice R Mahadevan said.

The judge ordered him to arrive before the Commissioner of Police on Saturday and handover original documents for verification.

The man, J Krishnamoorthy, had approached the court, saying he was born to Jayalalithaa and late Telugu actor Shoban Babu.

He presented some documents, containing a deed of adoption. He also asked the court's help to acknowledge him as her son and hence give her properties, including the Poes Garden house.

The petitioner also asked a direction to the Director General of Police to give him security, as he was scared of threats from the family of Jayalalithaa's aide and AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala.

The petition was filed in the High Court Registry a week ago and it came up today for maintainability.

The judge said "the petitioner had "fabricated" the documents."

"... Even if the documents are placed before an LKG student, he will say that they are fabricated documents. You attached a photo available in public domain. Do you think anyone can just walk in and initiate PIL proceedings?," the judge said.

"Don't play with the court," the judge said before directing additional public prosecutor Emilias to determine the genuineness of the documents. He added "The documents should be placed before the commissioner of police. Let the commissioner verify the genuineness of the documents."

The petitioner had alleged that he was born in 1985 and that a year later he was given for adoption to the family of Erode-based Vasanthamani, who supposedly worked in former chief minister M G Ramachandran's family in the late 1980s.

According to the applicant, the 'adoption deed' which had photographs and signatures of Jayalalithaa, Shoban Babu and Vasanthamani on the back, had the signature of M G Ramachandran as 'witnesses' to adoption.

Referring to this, the judge said: "the late chief minister M G Ramachandran was not able to move even his hand around the time the document was allegedly prepared."

"But the document shows that he has signed," the judge said.

"This man (petitioner) has fabricated the document...," the judge said.

The judge ordered Social Activist 'Traffic' Ramaswamy who attended the petitioner if he had seen the documents.

"What is your role here. You have done marvellous service to the society through this court. I can send this man straightaway to jail.... Are you satisfied with the document?," the judge asked.

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