After spending six days in prison following stringent action by the state police,Anbumani Ramadoss,former union minister and son of PMK founder S Ramadoss,was finally released from prison on Thursday after he obtained bails in all the three cases against him.
The court in Tindivanam that considered the bail plea on the last case granted the relief but directed him to report before the T Nagar police station in Chennai.
With a local court in Valliyoor in Tirunelveli set to hear a bail petition in connection with a case charged against Ramadoss senior for staging protest in support of the agitating villagers at Koodankulam,party sources said that they were hopeful that Ramadoss too would be released at least by Saturday morning.
The Tamil Nadu police had revived yet another case against Ramadoss on Tuesday,this time for breaching the prohibition order imposed around the controversial nuclear power plant at Koodankulam on September 3. This was the fifth case against the PMK leader,after initially detaining him for an innocuous charge of attempting to protest without permission at Villupuram.
Interestingly,the polices decision to revive the case came just a day after the Supreme Court directed authorities that endeavour should be made to withdraw all the criminal cases filed against the agitators against the plant. The PMK charged that while the activities of the state and its police betrayed undisguised political vendetta,the latest move also amounted to contempt of court.
Party sources said Ramadoss had obtained bail in three of the four cases under which he has been remanded,and was close to getting bail in the last case. The state government did not want him to be released from prison,which was why yet another case was being dug up,they added.