Breather for TVS Group Chairman Venu Srinivasan in idol theft case
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Breather for TVS Group Chairman Venu Srinivasan in idol theft case

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Tamil Nadu Police's Idol Wing on Friday gave an undertaking to the Madras High Court that it would not arrest TVS Motor Company's Chairman Venu Srinivasan, for a period of six weeks in connection with an idol theft case.

The matter came up for hearing before a Division Bench, comprising Justices R Mahadevan and P D Audikesavulu, constituted to hear cases regarding idol theft.

Before senior counsel B Kumar was about to start his arguments on behalf of Venu Srinivasan, personnel of the Idol wing's Special Investigation Team, who were in the court, gave the undertaking.

After recording the undertaking, the bench posted the matter for hearing after six weeks.

Venu Srinivasan had moved the court yesterday seeking anticipatory bail in connection with an idol theft case.

In his bail application, Venu Srinivasan cited a writ plea filed by advocate 'Elephant' G Rajendran which refers to the FIR against him.

The TVS Motor chairman said he too understood that an FIR was registered by the Mylapore police and it was later transferred to the CB-CID Idol Wing.

The FIR against the industrialist alleges that he replaced an antique peacock idol with a new one at the Sri Kapaleeswarar temple and it was registered following a complaint from a devotee, Rangarajan Narasimhan, Rajendran told PTI.

Asserting that he was innocent, Venu Srinivasan submitted before the court that he had spent around Rs...

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