Police said Former ADMK MInister Manikandan and his aide Bharani were booked under Sections
313 (miscarriage without women’s consent),
323 (voluntarily causing hurt),
506 (i) (criminal intimidation) of IPC, and Section 67A of IT Act.
Based on the evidence gathered a senior police officer said Manikandan would be summoned for inquiry.
Earlier actress, in her six-page petition, had alleged that Manikandan first approached her on the pretext of investing in Malaysia since she worked for the Malaysian Tourism department then and they developed a relationship over a period.
Not only this she further said in her statement When police asked her for strong evidence she submitted their pictures, chats, call records and etc.
The actress alleged that she became pregnant thrice and was forced to abort by Manikandan as he claimed that he would marry her after formally divorcing his wife.
However, Manikandan allegedly started threatening her after April 15 that she should return to Malaysia without creating any trouble for him or he would share her intimate photos online.
According to her complaitn ADMK ex MInster Manikandan allegedly threatened to eliminate the woman with the help of goons and foist false cases against her.
A Doctor by Profession, Manikandan is from the AIADMK, Manikandan represented in 2016~2021 Ramanathapuram Assembly Constituency of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu.
Manikandan entered into public service as Deputy Secretary of Medical Wing of the AIADMK.
He was elected from Ramanathapuram constituency of Ramanathapuram District. In June 2016 Manikandan was inducted into the Jayalalitha led government of Tamil Nadu as a state minister with Independent Charge.
Manikandan held the Information Technology Department portfolio in the Government of Tamil Nadu.
At age 39, Manikandan is the second youngest minister to be sworn into the Tamil Nadu Cabinet.
After Jayalalitha death during the tenure of Palanisamy as Cheif Minister On 7 August 2019 he was relieved from his post after his controversial speech about another minister Mr Udumalai Radhakrishnan.