<![CDATA[Madurai: Acting on directions of Madras High Court bench, police today registered cases against expelled AIADMK Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa and two family members for submitting forged documents while filing anticipatory bail petitions in a case pertaining to ill-treatment and sexual abuse of two women domestic aides. Police said they had registered cases under IPC Sections 193 (Punishment for false evidence), 466 (forgery of record of court or of public register), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged (document or electronic record). The cases were registered against Ms Pushpa, her husband R Lingeswara Thilagam and son Pradeep Raja. On September 14,the court had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ms Pushpa and her three family members, including her mother, on a complaint by the MP’s two women domestic aides. They are facing charges under various IPC sections and also POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act for allegedly sexually harassing the domestic women aides.
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