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Madras high court extends interim protection to M K Surappa till June
TNN | Apr 17, 2021, 11:36 IST
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CHENNAI: A Madras high court order restraining the state government from taking any coercive action against M K Surappa, who retired as Anna University vice chancellor on April 11, has been extended till June.
The case relates to a judicial commission instituted by the state government after charges of bribery and financial irregularities were made against Surappa.
When the plea moved by Surappa came for hearing on Friday, his counsel argued that the commission was constituted with malafide intentions and contended that since his tenure has ended, the commission has become infructuous. The state, however, requested the court to adjourn proceedings as another counsel would take over the case and that Justice P Kalaiyarasan commission of enquiry was still underway.
Justice M Govindaraj adjourned the hearing to June and directed that no decision can be taken on the findings of the commission until further orders.
Surappa moved the court after the government passed a notification dated November 11, 2020, constituting a commission headed by Justice Kalaiyarasan to inquire into allegations against him. He said the commission was initiated since the ruling dispensation was not happy with the fact that he was not toeing the line of the political masters. “Certain actions I took as a vice-chancellor and as an academician do not find favour with the higher education secretary as these actions hurt the political agenda of the ruling dispensation,” Surappa stated.

The government said it received six complaints against Surappa.
However, as for the allegation of hiring his daughter by the university and other charges, Surappa said she was an intellectual property (IP) specialist working at the Indian Institute of Science and did not draw any salary from the university.
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