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TVS group chairman seeks moves Madras HC for anticipatory bail in idol theft case

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

TVS Motor Company's Srinivasan today moved the seeking in connection with an idol theft case.

In his bail application, Srinivasan cited a writ plea filed by which refers to the FIR against him.

Srinivasan said he too understood that an FIR was registered by the 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 here and it was registered on the complaint from a devotee Rangarajan Narasimhan, Rajendran told

Asserting that he was innocent, Srinivasan submitted that he had spent around Rs 70 lakh in 2004 from his personal fund for painting and flooring work at the

Though he was appointed a member of the government-constituted that year, the officials of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department oversaw the renovation work, the industrialist said.

Beyond this, Srinivasan said, he has no other connection with the temple except that he is also a devotee of Lord

He claimed that as the of the board of trustees of at Tiruchirappalli, he spent nearly Rs 25 crore for its renovation in 2015.

A trust funded by him and his company had undertaken renovation work of over 100 temples in Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, he submitted.

In view of the serious allegations and the FIR against him, Srinivasan said, he sought

The bail application is likely to be taken up for hearing by Justice M Dhandapani tomorrow.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 00:45 IST