Tuticorin Custodial Death: High court says govt need not seek its permission to transfer case to CBI | Chennai Newsnewstolive - July 1, 2020 36 0 COMMENTS
P Jayaraj and J Beniks
MADURAI: The Madras excessive court on Monday stated the Tamil Nadu authorities need not seek its permission to transfer to the CBI the custodial demise case of a father-son duo at Sathankulam in Tuticorin district as it’s a coverage choice.
The excessive court is monitoring the case after taking suo motu cognizance of the deaths of P Jayaraj and his son J Beniks. The case was to be taken up for listening to on June 30.
On Sunday, chief minister Edappadi Okay Palaniswami acknowledged that the federal government would transfer the case to the CBI after acquiring the HC’s nod.
On Monday, further advocate normal (AAG) Okay Chellapandian made a point out submitting that the state authorities was going to transfer the case to the CBI after getting a proper nod of the court for the reason that HC has taken suo motu cognizance and is monitoring this case.
A division bench of Justice P N Prakash and Justice B Pugalendhi noticed that the state authorities need not seek permission from the court because it was purely a coverage choice of the state authorities to transfer the investigation to the CBI and the court does not have any say within the matter. Hence, the judges stated it was open to the state authorities to proceed with the method of transferring the case to the CBI.
The judges stated the Tuticorin principal district choose, who’s intently monitoring the case, knowledgeable that personnel on the Sathankulam police station have been not cooperating with the Kovilpatti judicial Justice of the Peace (JM) inquiry.
Hence, the judges directed the Tuticorin district collector to depute income officers for taking management of the police station for gathering related supplies. The judges additionally directed the assistant director of the forensic division to ship a forensic workforce to help the JM in gathering the supplies. The case was adjourned to June 30, Tuesday, for additional listening to.