CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has declined to pass any interim order on a writ petition praying for a direction to the government not to shift the statue of thespian Sivaji Ganesan from the Kamarajar Salai-Dr Radhakrishnan Salai junction to the memorial under construction in RA Puram and instead to locate it at the end of the Beach Road.
Justice M Duraiswamy said that the pendency of the petition to relocate the statue of Sivaji Ganesan to the end of the platform on the eastern side of the Kamarajar Salai would not stand in the way of the authorities removing the statue and erecting it on the campus of the Manimandapam for Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan on Durgabai Deshmukh Salai in RA Puram near Adyar bridge, which is ready for inauguration.
The judge, however, on Monday granted four weeks’ time to the special government pleader to file counter affidavit in response to the petition from K Chandrasekaran, president of Nadigarthilagam Sivaji Samooganala Peravai.
Orders reserved on Enforcement Directorate’s plea to vacate stay in FERA case against TTV
The Madras High Court has reserved its orders on a petition from the Enforcement Directorate to vacate the stay in the 1996 Foreign Exchange Regulation Act or FERA violation case pending against AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary T T V Dhinakaran before the Economic Offences Court-I in Egmore. Justice M S Ramesh reserved the orders after hearing the arguments of Additional Solicitor General G Rajagopalan and the counsel for Dhinakaran, on Monday.
The EO Court on April 19 last framed the charges against Dhinakaran in the 1996 FERA violation case. Aggrieved, Dhinakaran moved the Madras High Court and Justice Ramesh granted a stay on July 7. Seeking to vacate it, the ED filed the present petition. The case against Dhinakaran has been pending from 1996 and ample opportunities have been given to him on the principles of natural justice, ASG Rajagopalan told the judge, who reserved his orders on Monday. ENS