Reopen the sealed Badrian Street flower shops, officials told by HC

On October 10, dismissing a batch of pleas moved by the flower venders, the single judge set a 48-hour ultimatum for the flower shops in Flower Bazaar near Broadway to shut permanently.

Published: 13th October 2018 10:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2018 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: An ultimatum from a single judge of the High Court to lock and seal flower shops in Badrian Street on October 10 has been overruled by a division bench that has ordered de-sealing of the shops, giving a relief to 100 flower vendors.

The Division Bench comprising Justice KK Sasidharan and Justice R Subramanian, before which a batch of appeals against the order of single judge SM Subramaniam came up for hearing, directed Additional Advocate General PH Aravind Pandiyan to de-seal all shops by 5.30 pm on Friday and if not, it would  allow the appellants themselves to reopen them.

On October 10, dismissing a batch of pleas moved by the flower venders, the single judge set a 48-hour ultimatum for the flower shops in Flower Bazaar near Broadway to shut permanently.

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