High Court South India

Court taken Control of Sattankulam Station, Criminal Contempt against Police officials

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that took suo moto cognizance of the father and son twin murder case due to police custody that shooks the conscious of Indians
 
Today High Court came down heavily on governance  of  admk government that is taking  lethargically to slow the investigation  process of father and son death in  Sathankulam case
 
P. Jeyaraj and J. Bennicks, the father and son duo, had been booked for not closing their mobile shop in time on June 19 by the Sathankulam police.
 
They were remanded to judicial custody and lodged in Kovilpatti jail on June 21. Jeyaraj died on June 22 night and Bennicks on June 23 morning in the judicial custody, allegedly due to the police torture.
It is after Kovilpatti Judicial Magistrate  submitted that the Sathankulam police were not just cooperating with the probe being conducted but preventing the  Kovilpatti Judicial Magistrate and used derogatory words against the Investigating Magistrate. 
 
And then  in an unprecedented move High Court asked the Tuticorin District Collector to depute officials from the Revenue Department to take control of the Sathankulam police station.
 
The court also asked the forensic team to collect all the materials to protect the evidence .
 
Also The high recommended transfer advisory to Tamilnadu government  to DSP and ADSP of Sathankulam station and also filed Criminal Contempt petition against  Kumar DSP , Prathapan ADSP and Maharajan Constable and also  summoned them to appear in person  at Highcourt by 10:30 am on 30 June   
 
Globally the hash tag #JusticeForJayarajAndFenix  created ripples  but for  Tamilnadu admk government yet to register FIR against the erred police officials .
 
To twist the issue Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday announced transfer of the probe to the CBI and said the high court’s permission would be sought for it.
 
When the government counsel asked for permission to transfer the probe to the CBI, the court put is crisply it was a policy decision and its permission was not needed.
Also read : Father And Son Twin Murder Inside Tamilnadu Police Custody Shocks Indians Conscious
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