HC slams DMK for case with con­tra­dic­tory aver­ments

Flays party’s at­tempt to con­vert the court into a po­lit­i­cal plat­form

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The Madras High Court on Wed­nes­day slammed the DMK for fil­ing a case with con­tra­dic­tory aver­ments and ob­served that the party had at­tempted to con­vert the court into a po­lit­i­cal plat­form through its ac­tions.

Jus­tice M.S. Ramesh made the ob­ser­va­tions while dis­miss­ing a writ pe­ti­tion filed against an or­der passed by an As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in Salem deny­ing per­mis­sion for the party to hold a hu­man chain protest against mak­ing med­i­cal col­lege ad­mis­sions on the ba­sis of the Na­tional Eli­gi­bil­i­ty­cum-En­trance Test scores.

Dur­ing the course of the hear­ing of the case, the court was told that the po­lice had mis­used the or­der deny­ing per­mis­sion for the hu­man chain protest to ar­rest the party’s work­ing president M.K. Stalin when he was pro­ceed­ing to in­spect de­silt­ing of Kacharayan lake on July 27. While tak­ing up the case for fi­nal dis­posal re­cently, Mr. Jus­tice Ramesh said: “Though the pe­ti­tioner had claimed that Mr. Stalin and other lo­cal party of­fice­bear­ers had in­tended to visit Edap­padi con­stituency for in­spect­ing the de­silt­ing ac­tiv­ity at Kacharayan lake, there was a sub­se­quent statement from Mr. Stalin in the me­dia that he was de­tained by the re­spon­dent po­lice when he had at­tempted to par­tic­i­pate in the hu­man chain protest.

“Since the statement has come from the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion, the same can­not be ig­nored. It is in this back­ground that this court is con­strained to ob­serve that the pe­ti­tioner has at­tempted to con­vert the High Court into a po­lit­i­cal plat­form by fil­ing the present pe­ti­tion with con­tra­dic­tory aver­ments.”

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