Madras HC directs govt to remove solar fences in reserve forest area

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Chennai: The Madras High Court directed the PWD and Forest department for allowing encroachers to put up solar fences in reserved forest and water spread area in Tamil Nadu’s Erode and Coimbatore districts and directed the forest department to take immediate steps to remove them. A division bench comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice G K… Read more »

PIL seeks CCTV in PSs to prevent custodial deaths

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Citing incidents of alleged custodial torture and deaths, a PIL petition has been filed in the Madras High Court seeking a direction to install CCTV system in all police stations in Tamil Nadu, particularly enabling the officer incharge of the station to view the happenings. When the petition came up for hearing today, a division… Read more »

HC demands uninterrupted power in courts

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The Madras High Court granted two weeks’ time to the Law Secretary to file a counter on a plea seeking a direction to take steps to provide generators or inverters in every court in the state for uninterrupted power. It also directed the Law Secretary to deposit Rs 5000 with the mediation centre. When the… Read more »

Police officials appear in court

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Three police officers, including a woman SP, who are facing contempt of court proceedings in connection with the arrest of a Magistrate who allegedly cheated a woman SI after promising to marry her, today appeared in the Madras High Court. The court had on July 8 held that prima facie a case has been made… Read more »

HC transfers probe into girl’s death to CB-CID

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The Madras High Court has ordered a CB-CID probe into the mysterious death of a 16-year old girl of a boarding school in Tiruchengode in Namakkal district in 2007. A division bench, comprising Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, transferred the case to CB-CID police on a petition by the girl’s father who… Read more »