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Court not to discharge woman from cases

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/article517198.ece

“Madurai fast-tract court had rightly rejected her pleas”

The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday refused to discharge A. Jayalakshmi of Sivakasi from four cheating cases pending trial before a lower court here.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had booked the cases against the woman for indulging in criminal activities between 2000 and 2004 by exploiting her proximity to a few police officers.

Dismissing all four criminal original petitions filed by the accused as not maintainable, Justice R. Mala said that a prima facie case had been made out against the petitioner as mentioned in the charge sheets.

She also held that the Additional Sessions Judge (Fast Track Court-II) and the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Madurai had rightly rejected similar discharge petitions filed by the petitioner.

In 2004, the Madurai Bench had suo motu treated a letter written by Ms. Jayalakshmi’s father as a habeas corpus petition because he had levelled several charges, including sexual harassment, bigamy and illegal detention, against more than 20 police officers.

Subsequently, the woman was produced before the court and the matter was referred to the CBI for a thorough investigation.

The CBI found out that the woman had cheated many individuals by utilising her closeness with some police officials.

In one case, she was accused of taking Rs.1 lakh from a financier in Karur after impersonating as a former police officer and in another case, the woman had allegedly taken Rs.2 lakh from an individual under a false promise of getting a job for his daughter in the police department.

The third case against the woman related to taking 16 sovereigns of jewellery from a shop without payment of money and pledging it with a private banking firm.

She was also booked for not paying Rs.16,385 to another jeweller in Madurai after purchasing some jewels in 2003.

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