Tamil Nadu

Deepa faces cheating charge

J. Deepa

J. Deepa  

A rice merchant has approached the Madras High Court seeking a direction to Central Crime Branch (CCB) police here to register a First Information Report against former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s niece J. Deepa and her car driver A.V. Raja for having allegedly cheated him to the tune of ₹ 1.12 crore.

The petitioner, N. Ramachandran, 45, of Injambakkam, said Raja approached him in March last year and sought money for renovating Ms. Deepa’s house and for repaying her debts. Prior this incident, he claimed to have given about ₹19 lakh to Ms. Deepa and her driver. On March 14, he supposedly gave them another ₹ 10 lakh since he was told that her husband Madhavan had stolen the ₹ 50 lakh from her house and that the couple were not living together any more.

Apart from these transactions, the petitioner claimed to have requested many others to pay money running into several lakhs to Ms. Deepa and her driver since both of them assured that all those who part with money would be provided with postings in the party run by them and eventually made Ministers when the party comes to power.

Alleging that the duo had cheated the lenders to the tune of ₹1.12 crore, the petitioner said that a FIR should registered against them since a cognisable offence had been made out in the complaint. However, for political reasons, the police had not booked any case, he added.

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