The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with an order passed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court granting bail to DMDK MLA A.K.T. Raja, who was arrested in connection with a land grabbing complaint given by his mother.

The 46-year-old MLA of Tiruparankundram constituency who was arrested by the District Crime Branch was granted bail and his wife was granted anticipatory bail by the High Court. The Inspector of Police, DCB preferred an appeal in the apex court seeking cancellation of the bail order in respect of Mr. Raja.

Dismissing the appeal, a Bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and J.S. Khehar asked Additional Advocate General Subramonium Prasad “which party does the respondent belong to and which party is the ruling party.” When counsel said “AIADMK is the ruling party and the respondent belongs to DMDK”, the Bench said “we are dismissing it.”

In her compliant, his mother T Ochammal, 63, had claimed that the MLA had grabbed her 50 acres of land situated in Thottappanaikanoor village in Usilampatti taluk in Madurai district by threatening her and using forged documents.

When the bail petition was heard, the petitioner's counsel had already denied the allegations made by his mother against her MLA son.