The Madras High Court on Monday directed the police to arrest a man who claimed to be the son of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying he had not only cheated the court but also forged documents.
A bench of Justice R Mahadevan directed the police to arrest J. Krishnamurthy, who claimed himself as the son of actor Shoban Babu and Jayalalithaa.
“He has not only cheated the court but also prepared forged documents,” the court said and asked the police to take appropriate action against him in accordance with law.
To substantiate his claim, Krishnamurty submitted a deed of adoption allegedly witnessed by former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran. Further claiming that he faced threats to his life from AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala and her relatives, he sought the court to direct the police authorities to provide him security.
Citing a police report, Justice R Mahadevan lambasted the man, J Krishnamoorthy. He directed police to take appropriate action against him.
“The inspector of police, CCB ( Central Crime Branch), submitted a report in a sealed cover. The petitioner, who is son of Krishnamurthy and Vasanthamani and not the alleged son as falsely claimed by him. It is also alleged that old stamp papers were purchased from one Subramanian, a stamp vendor and fabricated and the name of former chief minister was written as Komalavalli alias Jayalalithaa. Only with an ulterior motive that the petitioner came to this court. The report filed by police is placed on record. Police are directed to secure the person connected thereto and proceed in accordance with law and report before this court on April 10, 2017,” the CCB report said.
On March 17, when the petition was taken up to decide its maintainability, Justice Mahadevan directed the police to verify the authenticity of the documents and warned the petitioner that he would direct the police to arrest the him if the documents are proved to be fake. The judge also censured activist ‘Traffic’ K.R. Ramaswamy, who accompanied the petitioner.
Taking into consideration the report, Justice Mahadevan directed the police to take appropriate action against Krishnamoorthy in accordance with law.
Krishnamoorthy had claimed that he was born in 1985 and that a year later he was given in adoption to the family of Erode-based Vasanthamani, who allegedly worked in former chief minister M G Ramachandran’s household in the late 1980s.
According to the petitioner, the ‘adoption deed’ which had photographs and signatures of Jayalalithaa, Shoban Babu and Vasanthamani on the rear, had the signature of MG Ramachandran as ‘witnesses’ to adoption.