Vijayakanth seeks anticipatory bail in attack case

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Chennai, Sep 22 (UNI) Actor Politician and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) President Vijaykanth today moved the Madras High court, seeking anticipatory bail, apprehending arrest in the case, relating to the attack on the house and office of film comedian Vadivelu.

A day after police registered cases against him and his supporters under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including 307 (attempt to murder), Mr Vijaykanth filed the application, seeking his release in the event of arrest.

On a complaint by Mr Vadivelu that Vijayakanth had instigated the attack on his house, the Virugambakkam Police had registered a case against him and his supporters last night.

Vijayakanth was cited as the first accused in the case.

In his anticipatory bail application, Mr Vijaykanth, denying his involvement in the case, said the police had arranged him in the case following pressure from the ruling DMK.

He said Mr Vadivelu was forced to implicate him in the case by the ruling DMK, due to political animosity.

The comedian, in his complaint has alleged that Mr Vijaykanth had instigated the attack on his house and office yesterday to prevent him from appearing before 27th Saidapet Metropolitan Magistrate court today, in connection with a similar attack case, that took place in September last year.

Meanwhile, Mr Vadivelu appeared before the Magistrate court today, though the 13 accused, supporters of Mr Vijaykanth failed to turn up. After issuing warrants, the Magistrate adjourned further hearing of the case to September 29.

The petition is likely to come up for hearing before Justice R Regupathy tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Mr S Magendran, the Counsel who filed the petition on behalf of Vijaykant, submitted a letter to the Registrar General of Madras High Court stating that the anticipatory bail petition was being withdrawn.

In the letter, he stated that he had filed the petition ''in an enthusiastic mood'', but he was now withdrawing it following instructions from the DMDK leader.

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