HC slams DMK for case with contradictory averments
Flays party’s attempt to convert the court into a political platform
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.”