Lawyer raising case of police brutality in Chengam snubbed

First Bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul, Justice R Mahadevan ticks off ‘Supreme Court’ Krishnamurthy by saying court can’t take all matters as suo-motu PILs

Published: 13th July 2016 04:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2016 04:22 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: THE first bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday snubbed an advocate, who intervened and sought permission to raise the brutal assault by police on civilians in Chengam on Monday. “Don’t waste out precious time,” the Bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan warned the advocate.

This time, it was advocate R Krishnamurthy, not G Krishnamurthy,  known as ‘Supreme Court’ Krishnamurthy, who was ticked off by the bench. It started at about 10.30 a.m. As the bench sat at the first court and commenced its business, Krishnamurthy drew the attention of the judges to the uncivilised attack on the father, mother and son by the local policemen in Chengam.

When rebuffed, the lawyer submitted that fundamental rights were precious than court time. “Whenever injustice occurs, either myself or some other advocates will fight for the cause. Your Lordships cannot bar us from doing so,’’ Krishnamurthy added. “We are not barring you. You can file a proper petition as per law. We cannot take all matters as suo-motu PILs,’’ the CJ said.

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