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.