The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim stay until October 4 on the arrest of sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran and actor Senthil.
This comes after actor Senthil had filed a petition in the Madras High Court to stay the arrest against him and TTV Dhinakaran. About 10 days ago, MP P Kumar had registered a police complaint to the Crime Branch Bureau in Trichy against actor Senthil and Dhinakaran alleging that both of them had conspired against him at Dhinakaran‚Äôs residence and spoke about him in a distasteful manner.
Justice SS Sundar stayed the arrest and said that no action will be taken against them till the case comes up for hearing on October 4, 2017.
Two weeks ago, actor Senthil addressing the media had said, ‚ÄúThere is someone called Kumar, I have never seen him. I only know Sellur Raja, Sengottaiyan and Udaykumar. I do not know anyone else. This person who came yesterday is speaking against me being given a post in the party. Who is he to speak about it? He was given the MP post through one of Chinnamma‚Äôs relative. I should have been given the post in the party long back.‚ÄĚ
He also stated that only Dhinakaran can save the party from ‚Äėcoma‚Äô.
The High Court order comes a day after TN Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal had disqualified 18 MLAs, who have pledged support to Dhinakaran. The MLAs had been disqualified on the ground that they had violated the provisions of the anti-defection law by voluntarily giving up membership of the party when they gave a memorandum to Governor Vidyasagar Rao withdrawing support.
Incidentally, the Tamil Nadu police are also on the hunt for former minister Senthil Balaji, an MLA who has also pledged allegiance to TTV, who is an accused in a cheating case.