Sta­tus-quo to con­tinue till Nov 22

The New Indian Express - - CHENNAI -

A divi­sion bench of the Madras High Court on Fri­day ex­tended main­te­nance of sta­tus-quo in the mat­ter re­lat­ing to al­leged ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the con­struc­tion of new As­sem­bly and Sec­re­tariat build­ings at Oman­durar Govern­ment Es­tate, till Novem­ber 22.

A bench of Jus­tices S Maniku­mar and Subra­mo­nium Prasad ex­tended the sta­tus-quo fol­low­ing a plea from se­nior ad­vo­cate P Wil­son.

Coun­sel re­minded the bench that the in­terim or­der, orig­i­nally passed on Oc­to­ber 12, will ex­pire on Fri­day.

The bench was pass­ing fur­ther in­terim or­ders on ap­peals from DMK chief M K Stalin and trea­surer Du­rai Mu­ru­gan to set aside the or­der of Jus­tice S M Subra­ma­niam, who or­dered the wind­ing up of Jus­tice R Regu­pathi in­quiry com­mis­sion and di­rected it to hand

over the records to the State govern­ment.

Coun­sel con­tended that the judge had then di­rected the govern­ment to go through the doc­u­ments and if

it finds a prima fa­cie case, then only to in­sti­tute crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings. But, the State had sim­ply for­warded the doc­u­ments to DVAC, which started its probe, he said.

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