Step out of the ‘ivory tower’ and face the law, says HC

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday rapped Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and orally asked him to step out of the ‘ivory tower’ and face the law as an ordinary citizen.

Published: 15th November 2017 01:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2017 08:57 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala High Court

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday rapped Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and orally asked him to step out of the ‘ivory tower’ and face the law as an ordinary citizen.While making scathing remarks against the minister during the pre and post-lunch session hearing, the Bench orally observed: “A minister approaching the High Court against his own government is unheard of.

It means the minister has lost his trust in the government and the Chief Minister.” The court said there was no suggestion to take action against Chandy in the report of the Alappuzha District Collector. 
“Filing the petition is a premature action on the part of the minister,” the court said and asked why the minister was shying away from the District Collector. “If you are not the owner of the land in dispute, prove your innocence before the Collector with the support of documents. That is a better way,” the court said. 

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