Thursday, February 9, 2012

[ZESTCaste] HC directive to CBI to file counter

HC directive to CBI to file counter
PTI | 09:02 PM,Feb 09,2012

Madurai,Feb 9 (PTI) The Madras High Court Bench here has directed the
CBI to file a counter to a plea seeking a probe by the agency into the
murder of a dalit boy of Pallapatcheri village in Ramanathapuram
district, on Sept10,a day before the police firing at Paramakudi in
which six Dalits were killed. A Division Bench of Justice N. Paul
Vasanthakumar and Justice P. Devadass directed the investigating
agency to clarify its stand in writing by February 14. S. Rozario
Sundarraj, Special Public Prosecutor for CBI, submitted the murder
case was in no way connected with the firing which was now being
probed by the agency as per court orders. The Petition had been filed
by the victim, T Palanikumar's father. The petitioner claimed that
justice might not be meted out to his murdered son unless the case was
handed over to the CBI and investigated in accordance with law under
the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)
Act, 1989. He prayed for a direction to local police to close a FIR
registered against some Dalits under IPC sections including 147
(rioting) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) apart
from other provisions of the Tamil Nadu Property (Prevention of Damage
and Loss) Act pursuant to the murder. Six persons died in the police
firing after a crowd of Dalits allegedly indulged in violence
following detention of their leader John Pandian while on his way to
pay homage to Dalit leader Imanuel Sekar on his death anniversary at
Paramakudi.PTI SSN BN

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