Justice G R Swaminathan said that in the present case the vehicle is yet to be produced before the jurisdictional court and hence the writ court definitely has the power to direct release of the vehicle. The judge said that neither the petitioner nor the vehicle is involved in any previous case of the same nature. The counsel for the petitioner undertakes to remit a sum of Rs 20,000 as non-refundable cost for release of the vehicle.

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Madurai: Citing a Supreme Court order that whatever be the situation, it is of no use to keep seized vehicles at police stations for a long period as it wont serve any purpose and result in loss of value, the Madras high court has directed the authorities to release a vehicle seized in a criminal case.

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The court, which was hearing petition filed by Maridurai seeking to release his tractor seized by the Puliangudi police in Tenkasi district in connection with an illegal sand mining case, directed the petitioner to pay Rs 20,000.
Justice G R Swaminathan said that in the present case the vehicle is yet to be produced before the jurisdictional court and hence the writ court definitely has the power to direct release of the vehicle. The judge said that neither the petitioner nor the vehicle is involved in any previous case of the same nature. The counsel for the petitioner undertakes to remit a sum of Rs 20,000 as non-refundable cost for release of the vehicle.
The judge said that K Veera Raghava Rao, who is the director of employment and training is presently working out a module for imparting training to visually impaired people in typewriting and stenography.


To enable the aforesaid government department to conduct the said programme so that at least some of the visually challenged persons can stand on their own feet with dignity, the judge directed the petitioner to pay the Rs 20,000 to the registrar (administration) of HC Madurai bench and the amount be deposited for the aforesaid purpose. tnn

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Tuticorin: The one-member retired high court judge justice Aruna Jagadeesan commission probing the riots and police firing that claimed 14 lives during the 100th day anti-Sterlite protest on May 22, 2018, began its 25th sitting inquiry on Monday. The inquiry will continue till February 26.
A total of 33 people have been summoned for examination in this session. Sources in the commission said that most of them are doctors from the Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi medical college hospitals who had treated the injured victims.
Staff at the Tuticorin collectorate whose vehicles were burnt by the rioters have also been summoned in this sitting. So far, 918 people have been summoned in the first 24 sittings in which 617 have been examined by the commission. A total of 850 documents have been marked till the last sitting.
On the recent repeated demand for government jobs matching the education qualification of the kin of those killed in the police excess and for those who have been badly injured, the source said that the commission has taken it to the notice of the state government thrice so far. The issue was also taken to the notice of Tuticorin district collector K Senthil Raj by the chairman of the commission who assured to take it to the notice of senior officials.TNN

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