NGO moves Madras HC against distribution of Rs 2,000 dole by TN govt

Senthil Arumugam, belonging to NGO Satta Panchayat, has filed a case stating that it was a waste of tax-payers money. Also, he submitted that it was being distributed by the government with the upcoming general election in mind. Continue Reading

Judiciary vs bureaucracy

Close on the heels of ordering the arrest of Tamilnadu Higher Education Secretary Mangat Ram Sharma for his failure to appear in a contempt case despite advance notice (it was recalled after he tendered an unconditional apology), the Madras High Court, while hearing another case, expressed disappointment with the ‘apathy shown by authorities’ in providing civic amenities to people. Continue Reading

From where you bought idols, HC asks Ranvir Shah

The Madras High Court today wanted to know from where city-based businessman Ranvir Shah, from whose properties the police found and seized large number of idols, purchased them. Continue Reading

Idol smuggling arrest: Court asks some tough questions

She was arrested on charges of pocketing money and gold collected as donations for making idols for Sri Ekambareswarar Temple in Kancheeputam in 2015. Kavitha’s counsel Ramesh who moved the court for bail said no summon was issued to his client. Continue Reading

Sterlite stir: HC wants all cases clubbed together

After summoning the Thoothukudi Collector to be present at the Court premises recently, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today directed that all cases pertaining to the anti-Sterlite protests that took place this May, be dealt with as one. Continue Reading

TN idols smuggling: Govt ready to transfer case to CBI

The State government today informed the Madras High Court that it was ready to transfer the idol theft case to the CBI. Continue Reading