CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has slammed a petitioner for allegedly threatening the Chief Educational Officer (CEO) and CEO’s personal assistant, but desisted from taking stringent action against him as he has tendered an unconditional apology.
A bench, comprising Justice TS Sivagnanam and Justice V Bhavani Subbaroyan, was hearing a public interest litigation filed by G Devarajan, a typist and advocate clerk at the High Court, seeking shifting of students of St Mary Nursery and Primary School in Kathivakam, Chennai, over safety issues.
The bench, on July 6, directed the CEO to depute one of his officers to conduct surprise inspection and file a report addressed to the special government pleader. Based on the findings, a show-cause notice was issued on July 12 to the school by CEO of Thiruvallur. The special government pleader (SGP) Munuswamy then informed the bench that steps would be taken to shift the children to a nearby government school. During the hearing, the SGP informed that Devarajan had sent a WhatsApp message to the CEO and made a call to his personal assistant which was more of threatening in nature.The court observed that it would have taken action against the petitioner for his conduct if he had not apologised.
During the hearing, Special Government Pleader (SGP) Munuswamy informed a divisional bench of the Madras High Court that steps would be taken to shift the children to a nearby government school. Later, the SGP told the bench that Devarajan had sent a WhatsApp message to the Chief Educational Officer and made a call to his personal assistant which was more of threatening in nature