NEW DELHI: In a relief to expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR and charge sheet against her for allegedly forging documents in her anticipatory bail petition.
The top court also granted protection from any coercive action in two other criminal cases related to alleged sexual harassment of her family help and damage to property.
A bench of justices R Banumathi and S Abdul Nazeer said that there is no prima facie evidence to show that the appellants (Pushpa and others) had intended to cause damage or injury or any other acts.
“Since the disputed version in the vakalatnama appears to be an inadvertent mistake with no intention to make misrepresentation, in our view, the direction of the High Court to lodge a criminal complaint against the appellants cannot be sustained and the same is liable to be set aside,” it said. (AGENCIES)