Justices M Sathyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam sought response from the state government with regard to these incidents. The judges directed CB-CID to submit further status report with regard to Raja Singh’s case. The judges also sought response from the state government on the feasibility of

HC seeks state govt response in cases of murder, farmer’s ‘custodial torture’
TNN | Oct 1, 2020, 04:29 IST
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Madurai: Madras high court on Wednesday sought response from the state government in the Thattarmadam murder case as well as another incident in which a farmer was subjected to alleged custodial torture by Sathankulam police. The court was hearing the suo motu public interest litigation initiated following the Sathankulam custodial deaths of the father-son duo.
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The public prosecutor for CBI cases said that the final report filed against the nine accused policemen in the custodial deaths of P Jeyaraj and his son J Beniks, submitted before the Madurai CJM court on September 25, is yet to be taken on file. With regard to the alleged torture meted out by Sathankulam policemen to S Raja Singh, who was arrested in another case, the CB-CID which had filed a status report sought time to complete the investigation.
R Sathiamoorthy, executive trustee of NGO People’s Watch who had filed an impleading petition in this case sought probe into the murder of a youth called Selvan over a property dispute this month. Several people including suspended Thattarmadam inspector of police Harikrishnan and a former AIADMK functionary M Thirumanavel were booked for their involvement in the murder. He also sought probe into the incident in which a farmer C Martin was subjected to alleged custodial torture by the Sathankulam policemen in August.
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A division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam sought response from the state government with regard to these incidents. The judges directed CB-CID to submit further status report with regard to Raja Singh’s case. The judges also sought response from the state government on the feasibility of passing a comprehensive GO based on the circulars issued by the DGP prescribing standard operating procedures to be followed during arrests. The case was adjourned to November 5 for further hearing.

CBCID seeks custody: Meanwhile, in the Thattarmadam murder case, CB-CID filed an application before Kovilpatti judicial magistrate I court seeking custody of Thirumanavel, Muthukrishnan, Chinnadurai and Muthuramalingam for investigation. The court granted permission to CB-CID for custodial interrogation of the four till October 6. Justice V Bharathidasan granted anticipatory bail to Selvan’s brothers T Bangaru Rajan alias Rajan and T Peter Raj alias Peter in a case registered by Thattarmadam police.
PDJ seeks clarification: In a related development, a special bench comprising Justices M Sathyanarayanan and V Bharathidasan reserved orders on a reference sent by Tuticorin principal district and sessions judge (PDJ) N Logeswaran seeking clarification on jurisdiction to try the Sathankulam custodial deaths of the father-son duo. This was because the bail applications of the accused in the case are being entertained and disposed of by the Madurai principal district court.

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