It has been repeatedly said by OPS that Sasikala and her supporters forced him to resign as the CM of TN.
That very act constitutes a cognizable offence of criminal intimidation enumerated under section 503 of the Indian Penal Code [IPC] which reads thus:
Whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of any one in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation.
The offence is punishable under section 506 IPC. The relevant penal code reads:
Whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
OPS holds the post of CM. The position accords him control over the Home portfolio. As the Home Minister, it is well within the powers vested in OPS to file a simple police complaint citing commission of an offence to be dealt with under the above mentioned provisos. Further, it is the duty of any and every citizen of India that is Bharat to register such an FIR – in public interest. In the case of OPS there is public as well as personal interest.
The police would be duty bound to arrest VK Sasikala.
How many ruling party legislators would stand alongside the late Jayalalithaa’s former charwoman after the local police take her in for questioning?
That remains a moot, albeit unanswered question.
There are other queries that cry out for replies.
Obviously, Panneerselvam knows that he cannot win any election on his own. Yet, he has burnt his boats with the Sasikala faction of the AIADMK and ipso facto at least 129 legislators – as on date.
Would someone with his seniority and experience risk everything including his CM’s chair after a few minutes’ meditation at Jayalalithaa’s grave? Has OPS got some inkling about the Disproportionate Assets case verdict said to be scheduled 2 days from now?
How did OPS gather enough guts to challenge Sasikala before whom he had bent double a few days ago?
Why did OPS not speak out for 75 days when Jayalalithaa was in hospital – about his being refused permission to see her?
Since December 5 2016, these columns have relentlessly exposed the perfidious politics of Tamil Nadu. All of them point to foul play in Jayalalithaa’s demise, extreme corruption, highest levels of conspiracy and a lot worse. Here is a selection from that list: