Thursday, December 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] HC bench begins hearing on Paramakudi police violence

HC bench begins hearing on Paramakudi police violence
TNN | Dec 15, 2011, 10.38PM IST

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday began
its hearing on the batch of 10 petitions seeking to order a CBI probe
into the Paramakudi police firing.

On Dalit leader Immanuel Sekaran's death anniversary, six persons were
killed and several injured in the police firing at Paramakudi in
Ramanathapuram, Madurai and Sivagangai districts as mobs protested
against the detention of dalit leader John Pandian.

Subsequent to the incident, Thol Thirumavalavan, president of the
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi and MP, filed a Public Interest
Litigation in the Madras high court seeking a CBI probe into the

P Pugalenthi, an advocate, also filed a PIL seeking suspension of
seven officials, including the Ramanathapuram collector and
Inspector-General of Police (South Zone), for their failure to ensure
law and order.

Subsequent to the incident, a Madurai-based lawyer, A Murugan, also
filed a PIL in the Madurai bench seeking a direction to the collectors
of Ramanathapuram and Madurai to take steps to provide better
treatment to the injured patients at government cost. He also sought a
direction to grant an ex-gratia relief to the injured as well as a CBI
probe into the incident. In another PIL, Guruvijian of Bahujan Samaj
Party, Madurai, sought a direction to appoint a special investigation
officer of the CBI to inquire into the police firing. Clubbing
together all petitions, the bench comprising Justices K N Basha and
Justice M Venugopal began their hearing on the issue. After hearing
the submissions of counsels R Sankarasubbu, M Radhakrishnan, NGR
Prasad and P Rathinam, the bench posted the matter for further hearing
on Thursday.

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