The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday filed a charge sheet against Premakumari (in pic) – a government employee who had accused former minister S A Ramdas of sexual harassment – for extortion and criminal intimidation.
The CID filed the charge sheet in the First Additional Munsiff Court in Mysuru.In February 2014, Premakumari had claimed that Ramdas had secretly married her and filed a complaint of sexual harassment against him.
The police had booked a case against Ramdas for attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and breach of trust. A day later, Ramdas filed a complaint that Premakumari was blackmailing him and that she had extorted Rs 1.10 crore from him.
Both the cases were transferred to the CID. After investigation, the CID had submitted a ‘B’ report in the complaint filed by Premakumari. The CID has charge-sheeted Premakumari, her brother and mother in the complaint filed by Ramdas.
The police have pressed charges under Sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 384 (extortion). The police claimed to have found evidence that Premakumari and other accused had blackmailed Ramdas and his brother during the 2013 Assembly elections and also received money.
Later, Ramdas paid Premakumari Rs 1.10 crore. The police found that Premakumari had bought a site worth Rs 60 lakh and an SUV worth Rs 14 lakh with the money. The police claimed the proceeds from crime, the site and the car had been recovered.