MADURAI: Rejecting a report filed by the Inspector General of Police (South Zone) claiming that no murders were committed in Tamil Nadu as a fallout of real estate deals in the last 10 years, Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has directed the Director General of Police to file a fresh report.
Recently, while ordering a CBI probe into the murder of Jamal Mohammed, a realtor by a group of suspects including the daughter of former DMK Minister I Periyasamy, the judge had called for a comprehensive report on murders committed by the real estate mafia in the State.
In response to this, the Inspector General submitted an affidavit denying that anyone has been killed in Tamil Nadu due to real estate deals. However, Justice Kirubakaran was not satisfied with the report and pointed out that he had come across many newspaper reports regarding murders committed in connection with property deals.
Rebuking the senior officer, the judge said the police should have thought twice before filing such an “outlandish report” before the court.
Justice Kirubakaran also expressed his displeasure, when he found that none of the questions raised by the court, during the last hearing, were addressed in the affidavit. The court had posed six questions to the DGP asking for year-wise and district-wise details of cases, the number of murders and kidnappings committed, etc.
Besides, the court had wanted to know about the cases of land grabbing, forgery of land documents and involvement of organised gangs and kangaroo court leaders in the property related crimes.
Also, the court had called for relevant information as to whether government lands were grabbed with the connivance of officials.
Meanwhile, Assistant Solicitor General G R Swaminathan submitted that the case was taken over by the CBI, but no infrastructure and amenities have been provided to the agency to conduct the probe.
Without the support of the State it would be difficult for the agency to proceed in the case.
Recording this, the judge also directed the State to provide the CBI with necessary support and asked the Home Secretary to file a compliance report on this.
Stay on Postings to kallar Schools
Madurai: The Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench has provisionally stayed the appointment of 64 teachers in Kallar Reclamation Schools and issued notices to the School Education Department and Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB). The court passed the interim order on a petition from A Sudalaimani, a Maravar, who was not given the appointment as teacher despite scoring 72.05 marks in the TET. He was challenging an Education Department notification for direct recruitment of Secondary Grade Teachers, without considering the communal reservation policy.