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Thoothukudi shooting: Records, footages of anti-Sterlite stir sought

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has directed the police to produce the records and video footage gathered by the intelligence during the anti-Sterlite protests.

Published: 12th July 2018 04:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 04:26 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has directed the police to produce the records and video footage gathered by the intelligence during the anti-Sterlite protests and sought the jurisdiction of the official, who issued firing order on May 22.

A bench comprising Justices CT Selvam and AM Basheer Ahamed, on Wednesday, gave the directions while hearing a batch of petitions filed against the actions taken by the police, during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi and adjourned the case to July 18.

Advocate Henri Tiphagne, who appeared on behalf of a litigant Thilak, submitted that a peace committee meeting was conducted prior to the May 22, which was headed by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi. “But neither the collector nor any prominent member from the anti-Sterlite movements participated in the meeting,” he said.

Retaliating it, the Additional Advocate General contended that the promulgation order was publicised adequately through media, police as well as tom-tom and the sub collector was present at the peace meeting.



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