Moulivakkam Issue: Poser to Government

Madras HC questioned TN government why the one-man commission’s report on Moulivakkam collapse had not yet been tabled in the Assembly.

Published: 01st July 2015 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2015 03:42 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday questioned the State government why the one-man commission’s report on the Moulivakkam building collapse had not yet been tabled in the State Legislative Assembly.

Following the collapse of the under-construction, 11-storey residential building, DMK leader MK Stalin and activist ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy had moved the High Court seeking CBI inquiry on the incident.

Moulivakkam issue.jpgThe petitioners also wanted a directive to the authorities to demolish the building adjacent to the collapsed tower, and to pay compensation to those who bought flats in those two buildings.

While the case was pending, the State government informed that the one-man panel had submitted its report on the incident. Following the submission, the first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam directed the State to table the report in the Assembly.

Concurring with the submission of the petitioners that the report would expire if it was not tabled in the Assembly within six months after submitting it to the State government, the Bench warned the government that the court would be inclined to direct a CBI enquiry.

However, following a submission by the Advocate General that he would get appropriate instruction from the government on the issue, the Bench adjourned the matter to July 13.

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