Chennai, Jun 30: A Madras High Court judge has threatened to write to the central government and the prime minister about a Union Minister seeking to influence him to release a medical student petitioner and his father, a doctor on anticipatory bail.
According to Justice R Regupathi, the unnamed Union Minister had sought to influence him to grant anticipatory bail to the student and his father. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked both of them in connection with a forged mark sheet case.
The judge has said that the advocate appearing in the case has to submit a written unconditional apology by Tuesday, Jun 30 to end the matter relating to the anticipatory bail plea of S Kiruba Shridhar, a third-year MBBS student in a private medical college in Puducherry, and his father, C. Krishnamurthy.
The judge also said unless an unconditional apology was tendered, he would incorporate details of the conversation in his order. He then referred the case to Chennai High Court Chief Justice H L Gokhale with a request that the matter be posted before another bench for appropriate orders.