Principal District and Sessions Court, Chennai dismissed anticipatory bail petitions filed by three women government employees who are allegedly involved in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) recruitment scam on Monday.
Countering this, City Public Prosecutor said, “Though the petitioners are women, they have indulged in malpractice in the TNPSC examinations. Granting them anticipatory bail will send a wrong signal to the society at large.”
Disposing of the plea, Principal Sessions Judge R Selvakumar said, “They have chosen the centre at Rameswaram though they belong to nearby districts. Selecting an island centre for TNPSC examinations itself points to the possibility of scheming with the help of middlemen in getting through the examinations. Prima facie, there is evidence against the petitioners.”
The judge said, “The entire selection process is being questioned, and the investigation is at an early stage. Under such circumstances, just because they are women and have children cannot be a reason for granting anticipatory bail.”