Farmer’s custodial death: HC poses questions to officials

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court today questioned why the postmortem of Anaikarai Muthu, who is said to have died in forest officials custody, was performed after 4 pm. Continue Reading

Test Madurai doctor’s herbal concotion, HC tells Centre

The Madras High Court today directed the Central government to test a Madurai-based Siddha doctor’s herbal concotion, which he had claimed as a cure for Covid-19. Continue Reading

Sathankulam incident: CB-CID files case, starts probe

After the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court ordered a CB-CID probe to protect the evidences into the Sathankulam father-son duo custodial deaths till the CBI takes over the case, Tirunelveli CB-CID Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Anil Kumar formally commenced the investigation. Continue Reading

Thoothukudi ASP and DSP removed, placed under waiting list

Following the ‘verbal abuse’ of a Judicial Magistrate by police personnel at Sathankulam police station, top police officials of Thoothukudi district have been transferred. Continue Reading

Cops who abused Magistrate were under mental stress: Govt tells court

A day after a Judicial Magistrate was verbally abused in the Sathankulam police station, a report was submitted by the government in the Madras High Court today, stating that the policemen were under mental stress. Continue Reading

CBI to take over Sathankulam case, order issued

Hours after the Madurai bench of Madras High Court said its permission was not required, the Tamilnadu Government on Monday night issued an order transferring the Sathankulam father-son duo custodial deaths investigation to the CBI. Continue Reading

Sathankulam police refuse to co-operate with probe

Taking serious note of Kovilpatti Judicial Magistrate’s report that Thoothukudi District police was doing everything within their command to prevent him from proceeding with the enquiry into the custodail deaths of a father-son duo due to police torture at Sathankulam, the Madurai Bench of MadrasHigh Court on Monday initiated suo motu criminal contempt case against three police personnel. Continue Reading

NHRC probe sought into custodial death of father-son in Sathankulam

The ruling AIADMK and the Opposition DMK have announced Rs 25 lakh each as solatium to the families of father-son duo who died in judicial custody allegedly due to police excesses in Tuticorin district two days back. Continue Reading

HC turns down plea to postpone Class 10 public exams

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court today rejected a plea which sought a direction to the government to postpone the Class 10 public examinations, in view of the ongoing Covid-19 induced lockdown. Continue Reading

Thanjavur big temple consecration: HC says yes to Tamil, Sanskrit

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today said the consecration (kumbabhishekam) of the Thanjavur big temple can be carried out in both Tamil and Sanskrit. It also dismissed all other pleas filed in this regard. Continue Reading