MADURAI:The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary to file a counter on a petition seeking disciplinary action against former Madurai collector Sagayam alleging he had suppressed the details of six cases pending before the Bench, while filing counter affidavit before the High Court.
K K Ramesh, Managing Trustee of Tamil Nadu Centre for Public Interest Litigation, in his petition stated that during his tenure as Collector in Madurai, he unearthed the multi-crore granite scam and sent a report to the Government.
Based on the report, several granite companies were sealed, their owners were arrested and several cases were registered against them.
Admitting the petition, a bench, comprising Justices S Tamilvanan and V S
Ravi, directed the Chief Secretary to file a counter affidavit and adjourned the case to February 17.