Plea Against Sagayam: Government Reply Sought

Published: 04th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2015 03:34 AM   |  A+A-

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.


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