CHENNAI: The State government on Thursday assured the Madras High Court that the One-Man Commission’s report on Moulivakkam building collapse will be tabled in the Tamil Nadu Assembly before the end of August. The government made the submission after the court had sought the exact date of tabling the report during the last hearing.
The case pertains to the collapse of a 11-storey residential building at Moulivakkam, killing 61 people and a subsequent petition moved by DMK leader M K Stalin and ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy for CBI inquiry into the incident. They also sought direction to authorities to demolish the building adjacent to the collapsed tower and pay compensation to the buyers.
During the pendency of the case, it was informed by the State government that the one-man commission had submitted its report on the incident. Following the submission, the first bench of Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam directed the State to table the report in the Assembly. Recording the submission, the Bench directed the government to place a copy of the report before the court, at least two days prior to the next hearing and posted the matter to September 15.
sagayam panel gets more time
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday granted six more weeks to Legal Commissioner U Sagayam IAS, whom it had appointed to probe and report on the illegal granite mining and related issues in the State. The first bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice TS Sivagnanam extended the time following a request from the IAS officer. Sagayam submitted that most of the information sought by the panel had been received and compilation of the report was in the final stage. ENS