Bengaluru jail official asked to furnish Jaya’s thumb impression
THE Madras High Court has directed the Superintendent of Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara in Bengaluru and the Regional Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to furnish the original fingerprints of former Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa, by December 8.
CHENNAI: THE Madras High Court has directed the Superintendent of Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara in Bengaluru and the Regional Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to furnish the original fingerprints of former Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa, by December 8.
Justice P Velmurugan gave the directive while passing further interim orders on a petition from Dr P Saravanan challenging the election of AIADMK candidate A K Bose from the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in the byelection held in November 2016.
Saravanan contended that the left thumb impression of Jayalalithaa had been obtained in Forms A and B without her consent and knowledge, while she was convalescing at Apollo Hospitals. The Election Commission’s acceptance of Bose’s nomination papers had materially affected his election prospects, he added.
When the matter came up for hearing on Friday, Justice Velmurugan directed the Superintendent of Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, Bengaluru to produce the thumb impression of Jayalalithaa, if any, obtained at the time of receiving her as a convict after the judgment of a Special Court in Bengaluru, to him before December 8 in connection with the present case.
Similarly, the judge directed the Regional Officer of UIDAI to produce Jayalalithaa’s thumb impression, if any, obtained at the time of issuing Aadhaar card to her, to the court by that date.
File case against Kamal if plaint prima facie
Chennai: The Greater Chennai Police Commissioner has been directed by the Madras High Court to register an FIR against actor Kamal Haasan, if a complaint against him makes out a prima facie case. Justice M S Ramesh gave the directive while disposing of a criminal original petition from G Devarajan, an advocate clerk in Perambur, on Friday. According to the petitioner, Kamal Haasan had allegedly stated that the presence of ‘Hindu terrorism’ in the country could not be ruled out.
Orders reserved on plea against 3 Pondy MLAs
Chennai: Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar, constituting the First Bench on Friday, reserved their orders on a batch of PIL petitions for and against the nomination of three persons to the Puducherry Assembly by Lt Governor Kiran Bedi, recently. One of the PILs from one Dhanalakshmi questioned the validity of the constitutional provisions, which enabled Bedi to nominate V Saminathan and KG Shankar and S Selvaganapathy as members of the Puducherry Legislative Assembly.
Keep fixed deposits alive for six months in lieu of dues, TNCA and MCC told
Chennai: The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and the Madras Cricket Club (MCC) to earmark `16.30 crore and `2.06 crore respectively in fixed deposits (FDs) and keep them alive for six months in lieu of the dues to the State Revenue department. They shall not withdraw or realise the FDs either within six months or even after expiry without court permission, Justice K Ravichandrabaabu said on Friday.
The judge was passing further interim orders on the writ petitions from the TNCA and the MCC challenging the communications of local tahsildars demanding huge sums as lease arrears from the two organisations. In view of the FDs made by the petitioners, their bank accounts, which had been frozen, shall be released forthwith, the judge added. When the matter came up on Friday, Advocate-General Vijay Narayan also gave an undertaking that in view of the present interim order, the authorities concerned will not take any coercive steps against the TNCA and the MCC to enforce the impugned demand notices in each of the writ petitions. Recording the undertaking, the judge posted the matter after six weeks with a direction to the authorities to file counters.
Suit filed against Tamil film Aramm
Chennai: A civil suit has been filed in the Madras High Court to restrain Kotapadi J Rajesh of KJR Studios, Gopi Nainar, director and Nayanthara, actress, from exhibiting the Tamil feature film Aramm. According to Vishnu Movie Makers in Mysore, by its authorised signatory H G Manoj Kumar, the plaintiff, it produced Kannada film Parivara in 2013. The plaintiff said he was shocked to see ‘Aramm’, a replica of ‘Parivara’ and alleged that Gopi Nainar had copied the Kannada film without obtaining any rights or permission.
Sekhar Reddy case: Judge recuses himself
Chennai: Justice M S Ramesh of the Madras High Court, who was hitherto hearing the case relating to mining baron J Sekhar Reddy, has recused himself from the case. The judge directed the Registry to refer the matter to the Chief Justice for placing it before some other judge. The case had been registered by the Enforcement Directorate for offences under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. As much as `34 crore in 2,000-rupee notes and gold worth several crores had been seized from Reddy in Dec 2016.