CHENNAI: The One Man Commission’s report on Moulivakkam building collapse will be tabled in the forthcoming TN assembly session, the State government informed the Madras High Court on Monday.
The government made the submission following a warning from the first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam that they would be inclined to direct CBI enquiry if tabling of the report is delayed further.
The case pertains to the collapse of the 11-storey residential building at Moulivakkam killing 61 people, and a subsequent petition moved by DMK leader MK Stalin and ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy for a CBI enquiry on the incident.
They also sought direction to the authorities to demolish the building standing adjacent to the collapsed tower and pay compensation to those who purchased flats in the two buildings.
During the pendency of the case, it was informed by the State government that the one-man commission has submitted its report on the incident. Following the submission, the first bench directed the State to table the report in the State assembly.
When the petition came up for hearing on Monday, the State government submitted that the report could not be tabled in the last assembly session as it was conducted for only five days, and that too it was meant to present the budget.