Madras HC asks Jayalalithaa's 'son' to prove claim
The Madras high court has given the Tamil Nadu police until March 24 to submit a report on a man's claims of being Jayalalithaa's son. The court has also asked the petitioner to submit proof of his claims. Krishnamurthy, a resident of Erode claimed that he was the 'real son' of Jayalalithaa and is the legal heir to all her properties. Justice R Mahadevan lambasted the petitioner for submitting documents that were 'visibly fabricated'. "Even an LKG student can say these documents are fabricated. You have attached photographs available in public domain. Do you think anyone can walk in initiate a PIL proceeding? This is fabricated, where are the originals?" the judge asked the petitioner.
Krishnamurthy, in his petition, had claimed to be Jayalalithaa's real son. He had claimed that Telugu actor Shiban Babu was his father. He submitted documents including 'deed of adoption' and asked the court to declare him as Jayalalithaa's son. The judge asked the petitioner to appear before the Chennai police on Saturday and submit all proof in original. The documents submitted by the petitioner have also been given to the additional public prosecutor to ascertain the genuineness of the documents.
Krishnamurthy had moved court seeking to be recognised as Jayalalithaa's son. He had also sought security claiming that he feared for his life. He had earlier written to the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu, claiming to be the legal heir to all of Jayalalithaa's properties.