Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala, kin booked for ‘harassing’ domestic helps

  • K V Lakshmana, Hindustan Times, Chennai
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 16:07 IST
Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa at Parliament House in New Delhi on August 3, 2016. ) (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo )

The Tuticorin police lodged an FIR on Wednesday against expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa, her husband, Lingesvara Thilakan and son Pradeep Raja for harassing her domestic helps.

The FIR against Sasikala and her family comes two days the Madras high court dismissed an anticipatory bail plea by her husband and son.

The two sisters who worked in household of the Rajya Sabha MP, have lodged a complaint with the Tuticorin police alleging that Sasikala Pushpa, her husband and son, had tortured them.

The two girls also alleged that Sasikala’s husband and son sexually harassed them while they were working at her Chennai house.

The girls approached the DSP of Tuticorin with their complaints of sexual harassment. One of the sisters alleged that she was beaten up by the MP when she tried to escape from the household.

She said that she could not complain as she feared the MP. But now that Sasikala has been expelled from the AIADMK, she had gained courage to lodge a complaint,the maid added.

Sasikala’s husband and son had sought anticipatory bail from the Madras high court fearing a spate of complaints against them and possible arrest after she dared to question the AIADMK leadership. But on August 8, the court dismissed their anticipatory bail plea when the matter came for hearing with the prosecution maintaining that there were no cases pending against the MP and her family.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa expelled Sasikala Pushpa from the AIADMK on August 1, two days after Pushpa slapped DMK MP Tiruchi Siva at the Delhi airport, triggering a controversy and delaying a flight.

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