CHENNAI: AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday condoled the death of 10 party workers and functionaries from various districts recently. She also announced a solatium of `3 lakh to each of the victims’ families.
Unable to bear the troubles faced by Jayalalithaa in the past few months, K Murugan (Ulagapuram, Villupuram) and K Sivagnanam (Pudupalayam, Villupuram) committed suicide. P Ayyadurai (Sempulichaampalayam, Erode) also ended his life by consuming poison. A Omar Farooq (Kollapalayam, Erode), KS Ganesan (Pachchaampalayam, Erode), M Ramu (Karaikudi) and S Sekar (Madurai) died of heart attack. KG Krishnan (Kongu Nagar, Tirupur) and S Palanichamy (Idikarai, Coimbatore) died of heart attack while celebrating her acquittal, and P Karan of North Chennai, was electrocuted during the celebrations.
Bar Council Warns Against criticising jaya verdict judge
Chennai: The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has warned against publicly criticising Karnataka High Court judge, Justice CR Kumaraswamy over the verdict acquitting AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa. “The statutory Bar Council cannot keep its eye shut when any section of the legal fraternity comes under motivated campaign,” said Bar Council chairman D Selvam. “A verdict is a public document once it is delivered. The person behind it should not be targeted. Everyone has freedom to criticise a judgment, but not the judge,” he added. The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would initiate action if any further criticism appeared in the media and social networking sites, said Selvam.