CHENNAI: In a bid to throw light on the ambiguities in the by-laws of South Indian Artistes Association (SIAA), the Madras High Court on Monday sought the help of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies. The official will also help verify the voters’ list, a matter of contention between the incumbent office-bearers and the young challengers.
Listing out the contradictions in the submissions of the parties regarding the by-laws of the association, the first bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam directed the Registrar of Co-operative Societies to file an affidavit clarifying the ambiguities, apart from verifying and validating the voters’ list.
Originally, actors Vishaal, Karthi and Nasser moved the HC challenging the election notification issued by the office bearers of the association and sought the court to appoint a retired judge to monitor the election process.
On June 26, a single judge of the court stayed the election process in view of the allegations levelled by Vishaal and others.
On Monday, SIAA general secretary Radha Ravi moved an appeal challenging the single judge’s order.
When the appeal came up before the first bench of Chief Justice Kaul and Justice Sivagnanam, the counsel for the appellant sought the court to set aside the stay.
However, the bench refused to interfere in the single judge’s order stating: “We are of the view that in certain aspects of controversy, it would be appropriate to have the registrar of societies before us.”