The Madras High Court on Thursday restrained two individuals, together with a DMK minister, from making any association for putting in the statue of former Chief Minister, the later M Karunanidhi at a public place in Tiruvannamalai.
Since the Tiruvannamalai Collector didn’t file a sworn affidavit after consulting his subordinates and prayed for extra time to take action as directed yesterday, a trip bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday gave the course.
The bench of Justices S M Subramaniam and J Sathya Narayana Prasad granted the interim injunction when the PIL petition from G Karthick got here up for additional listening to at this time.
The petition prayed for a course to the authorities involved to take away the encroachment in Vengikkal village in Tiruvannamalai district and its surrounding areas. It alleged that A Rajendran, who was proudly owning a land measuring 92-1/2 sq. ft., in collusion with the federal government authorities, secured patta over and above the land owned by him. In the encroached portion, makes an attempt had been being made to place up the development, which might trigger higher inconvenience to the general public at giant.
The different respondents within the petition included the title of an academic belief and DMK minister E V Velu. However, the Additional Advocate General objected to the petition by stating that there was no illegality within the matter. The writ petition was not maintainable because the petitioner had no locus to file the petition, he added.
Considering the allegations and counter allegations, the bench on May 18 noticed that the petitioner had raised critical allegations concerning the encroachment, which might trigger inconvenience to the general public at giant, extra so, the alleged encroachment was a spot, which was being utilized by lakhs of individuals for the holy ‘girivalam’ in Tiruvannamalai.
Further, it was contended there was a chance of heavy visitors congestion, within the occasion of permitting the development to be put up in that location and different grounds had been additionally raised concerning the circulate of water and floods throughout monsoon season. The bench directed the Collector to conduct an inspection, confirm the details and file a report within the type of sworn affidavit as as to whether there was any encroachment in that locality and file the identical by Thursday and had directed for status-quo until then.
When the matter got here up at this time, the Collector acknowledged that he has to gather particulars from the native SP, DRO, Highways divisional engineer, RDO, Tahsildar and the BDO, for which extra time is required. Hence, he prayed for extra time.
In view of the details and circumstances, the judges stated that they’re inclined to grant an order of interim injunction restraining the Jeeva Educational Trust, by its managing trustee E V Kumaran, son of minister E V Velu and Velu himself in any method laying or erecting a statue or placing up any additional development within the property in query, pending disposal of the petition.