SC refuses to stay HC extension to top cop Pon Manickavel

When a petition filed by the Tamilnadu government, which shifted the cases to CBI, against the extension given to Pon Manickavel came up for hearing, a bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice L Nageswara Rao refused to stay the High Court order. Continue Reading

Court extends IG Pon Manickavel’s tenure by a year

The Madras High Court has quashed a Government Order transferring the idol theft cases to the CBI. Instead, it appointed retired IG Pon Manickavel as a Special Officer to continue the probe. Continue Reading

HC notice to Centre, TN govt on Gaja devastation and relief

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Centre and Tamilnadu government to reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) that sought a detailed survey of the devastation caused by severe cyclonic storm Gaja and rightful compensation. Continue Reading

TN can challenge Centre’s report vis-a-vis Sterlite: HC

The Madras High Court Monday disposed of a Tamilnadu government’s plea seeking quashing of the Centre’s groundwater quality report that declined to pin the blame only on Sterlite’s copper unit, now closed, for pollution, saying that the state may challenge it as per law Continue Reading