CHENNAI: The management of Arupadai Veedu Medical College and the convenor of Centac in Puducherry were rapped by the Madras High Court for deliberately flouting its earlier order, on July 21. Originally, while passing interim orders on a writ petition from D K Brinda, a vacation court on May 17 had directed the college to keep one seat vacant for her admission in MS course in general surgery at a later stage.
Contending that the college and Centac had failed to do so, Brinda moved the HC with the present contempt application. The bench pointed out there was a clear unequivocal interim order directing the authorities, which includes the college, to keep one seat vacant in the MS (General Surgery) for 2017-18.
The order had been served on the college authorities on May 22.
Prima facie, the college authorities have deliberately flouted it. The act of filling up the seat is a nullity in the eye of law as the same was being patently in violation of the order. It will be the duty of the court, as a policy, to set right the wrong and not allow the perpetuation of the wrong doing. The authorities shall forthwith admit the petitioner in the MS course on condition of depositing the ad-hoc amount of `10 lakh as per the interim order dated June 16 by the bench and report compliance to the court on July 26.”
Notice issued on plea to transport vacuum chamber to Sriharikota
Chennai: A writ plea has been made in the Madras High Court for a direction to TANGEDCO and TNTCL to shut down the high-tension lines for transportation of ODC vaccum chamber from KCP Limited at Tiruvottiyur to SHAR Centre at Sriharikota. Justice M Duraiswamy, before whom the petition from Kalaivani Transport of Chennai, came up on Friday, issued a notice to TANGEDCO and TNTCL, returnable by two weeks. The SHAR Centre had placed the order with KCP Limited for the supply of the vacuum chamber. The request to switch off power supply during the transporting of chamber went unheard.
Petition seeking probe into allegations against AU rejected
Chennai: The first Bench of the Madras High Court has rejected a plea to order a probe into the allegations against the functioning of Anna University. It is not for the writ court to order a roving enquiry into the affairs of educational institutions in the absence of any specific allegations, a Bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar said on July 21. The bench was dismissing a PIL from D Govintharajan. The petitioner alleged there was deterioration in the standards of Anna University due to interference of certain unknown persons in its activities. No person has been named, nor the activities specified, the Bench said.