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'Consider plea to change public prosecutor in Seevalaperi temple priest murder case'

The representation was submitted by S Subramanian, brother of priest Chithambaram alias Durai who was allegedly murdered in a caste clash during a peace meeting held at Seevalaperi in April last year.

Published: 13th April 2022 01:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2022 01:10 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)

Image for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)

By Express News Service

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court recently directed the State government to consider a representation filed by a man to appoint a Special Public Prosecutor for effective conduct of Seevalaperi temple priest murder case trial.

The representation was submitted by S Subramanian, brother of priest Chithambaram alias Durai who was allegedly murdered in a caste clash during a peace meeting held at Seevalaperi in April last year. The meeting was held reportedly to resolve a dispute between two communities in connection with the alleged encroachment of temple property.

In a previous petition filed by Subramanian seeking compensation and government job for Durai's family, he had alleged that the law enforcement authorities failed to prevent the murder, and the court issued a direction to the trial court to conduct the trial on a day-to-day basis.

However, Subramanian filed the present petition alleging that the Additional Public Prosecutor, who is currently in-charge of the case was not conducting the trial effectively. He requested the court to issue directions for appointment of a Special Public Prosecutor. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan, who recently heard the plea, directed the Tirunelveli district collector to consider Subramanian's request and take a decision within two weeks.
 



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