CHENNAI: T R V S Ramesh, a DMK MP arrested in connection with the murder of a worker at his cashew processing unit in Cuddalore, was granted conditional bail by the Madras high court on Friday.
Allowing his bail application, Justice M Nirmal Kumar directed the prison authorities to enlarge him on bail. Seeking release on bail, Ramesh alleged that the complaint against him was without any basis and that it was the handwork of local politicians whom he had defeated in the elections.
According to the prosecution, the deceased K Govindarasu (55) of Melmampattu village, had been working as a labourer at the Panikankuppam cashew processing unit, owned by the DMK MP.
On September 19, Govindarasu, while returning home from work, was allegedly stopped and questioned by another employee regarding a theft at the cashew unit.
The employee reportedly further accused Govindarasu of stealing cashew nuts from the processing unit. Subsequently, five men and Ramesh had allegedly assaulted Govindarasu causing visible injuries on his face and neck.