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Karunanidhi sacks minister facing abduction charges
August 07, 2008 18:30 IST
The handlooms and textiles portfolios being looked after by Raja had been allocated to the Backward Classes Minister K K S S R Ramachandran, a Raj Bhavan press release said.
Raja had been charged with abduction of Sivabalan of Erode district demanding that his family should sell their land to his (minister) supporters.
Sivabalan's family had moved the Madras High Court with a habeas corpus petition besides the State Human Rights Commission, demanding that the abducted person be produced in the court. However, Sivabalan had denied that he was abducted.
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