Former AIADMK MP K C Palanisamy was arrested in the wee hours of today in Coimbatore. Police personnel, who reached his residence in Coimbatore this morning, arrested him and took him to Sulur police station.
According to reports, he was arrested for running a fake website in the name of the ruling party and was also airing views like a party leader. He was expelled from the AIADMK recently.
Palanisamy was elected from Kangeyam in 1984 as MLA and later he was elected as an MP from Thiruchengode consitutiency in 1989. Last year, he was acquitted by a special court in Chennai in a case filed by the Registrar of Companies (ROC) in 2012.
The special court judge observed that the former MP never held a position in the company and the case filed was a “time-barred complaint”. According to the prosecution, Palanisamy was the Managing Director Of the Cheran Holdings Company located in Nungambakkam during 2004-2005. In 2008, the ROC carried out an inspection at the office of Palanisamy and issued a notice after finding that the records of the company were maintained properly.
Palanisamy sudied BE Agri in Tamil Nadu agriculture university at Coimbatore. In 1972, when MGR started AIADMK Party, he joined as a party member at the age of 13. In 1983 he was appointed as Deputy secretary at the age of 23 by Dr. M.G.R for MGR’S Youth wing of ADMK in Coimbatore District.
Two years later, he was selected as a candidate for MLA for Kangeyam Legislative Thiruppur District. He won the election with the vote difference of around 16,000 and became the youngest person to be seated as MLA in Tamil Nadu, at the age of 25. In 1989, he became the Member of Parliament Tiruchengode Constituency by winning the election with highest vote difference across south India.