Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tamil actor Prashanth said that he has done no wrong and it was his wife Grahalakshmi who worsened the situation between them. He said, 'I would like to live with her even now but her parents wont allow her to live with my family. I wouldn't like to comment on this issue since the case is in court. It is not at all a problem for me to take care of matters in court', the actor said after he submitted his anticipatory bail petition in court.
For several months now, Prashanth and Grahalakshmi have been living separately. Her family has not allowed him to even see his child. Following this, Prashanth filed a petition in a family court to allow his wife to live with him and for him to get visitation rights of his child.
The judge arranged for Prashanth and his wife to solve the problem via an arbitratory plea but that didn't yield a solution. While this was going on, two days back his wife Grahalakshmi has filed a dowry harassment case against him before the City Commissioner of Police, Latika Saran. Following this complaint, there were 5 cases registered under different sections against Prashanth and his family members including his mother Shanthi, father Thiagarajan and sister Preethi. It is alleged that Prashanth's family members have disappeared suddenly from their residence soon after the police filed the cases formally.
To avoid the arrest in this case, Prashanth and his family moved an anticipatory Bail petition in the Court. In that petition, Prashanth mentioned, "Grahalakshmi did not suffer due my actions or the actions of my family members. In fact, my parents treated like their daughter. We never forced Grahalakshmi to go out of my house. She took her own decision and settled with her parents. It is me, who voluntarily requested the court to help us get our relationship back on track. No one in my family has tortured Grahalakshmi for dowry and the entire state has knows my status in the society. Please don't encourage the false allegations made by Grahalakshmi and grant us the bail against any police action.'
Court rejects Prashanth's petition for bail
The Madras High Court has rejected the petition of Prashanth, seeking anticipatory bail for him and his family in a case registered by the Chennai police on the basis of his wife's complaint. It further ordered Prashanth to stay in Chennai till the next hearing of the case.
After hearing the petition the High Court has ordered the actor, his family members and his wife Grahalakshmi along with child to appear in the Court on 30 th of this month. A fresh arbitration will be arranged for reuniting the family. If the discussions fails, the Court will decide their future.