HC Recalls Arrest Warrant Against SET Secretary John

Published: 11th June 2014 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2014 07:58 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: The Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench on Tuesday recalled a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against the State Eligibility Test (SET) Secretary S John Michael Raj in a contempt case after he tendered an unconditional apology to the judge.

The contemnor S John Michael Raj, who is also Controller of Examination of Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, had earlier failed to implement a court order on SET.

Hearing a petition filed by Raj to recall the arrest warrant, Justice K Ravichandran recorded his apology and directed him to appear in court on June 16 when the contempt petition will be taken up.

Raj claimed that the university’s standing counsel had not clearly communicated the court’s earlier order to him. During the previous hearing the standing counsel had said that though he informed Raj about the court’s directions, the latter refused to respond to the same prompting the judge to issue an arrest warrant.

The SET Secretary submitted that the UGC did not comply with the High Court’s direction to enlist certain SET candidates as “qualified” for the post of Assistant Professor as a review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on the matter.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp