A candidate who contested the last Assembly election moved the Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday seeking the registration of an FIR by the Tuticorin police against Ottapidaram MLA and Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) party founder K. Krishnaswamy for allegedly submitting a forged document while filing his nomination papers.

The petitioner, K. Rajkumar, alleged in his petition that Mr. Krishnaswamy had submitted a false community certificate while filing his nomination papers to contest in the Assembly election held in 2011 from Ottapidaram, a reserved constituency.

The petitioner had contested and lost against Mr. Krishnaswamy in the election.

According to Mr. Rajkumar, the PT leader’s father belonged to the Kondareddy community while his mother belonged to the Arunthathiyar community.

But while filing nomination papers, Mr. Krishnaswamy submitted a forged community certificate claiming to belong to the Deiventhirakulam community, the petitioner alleged.

By submitting the ‘forged community certificate’, the PT leader suppressed the facts, cheated the public and has committed a cognizable offence, he contended. Mr. Rajkumar claimed in his petition that he submitted a complaint to the Superintendent of Police, Tuticorin, on May 9, 2013 seeking the registration of an FIR against him. The SP forwarded the complaint to the Inspector of Puliampatti police station, but no FIR was registered to date, the petitioner claimed.

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