Justice G Jayachandran of the Madras High Court today (1 November) ordered Home Secretary P Amudha, Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Jiwal along with other police officers to appear before the Court after four weeks in connection with the contempt of court petitions filed against them by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
The RSS had filed the contempt petitions stating that they had failed to grant permission for its marches on 22 October and 29 October in 35 places across the state as ordered by Justice Jayachandran on 16 October.
According to a report by The Hindu, Additional Public Prosecutor R Muniyapparaj stated that that appeals had been filed against the High Court order and they were expected to be taken up by the Supreme Court on 3 November and requested for time to seek the officials' response.
Denying the request, Justice Jayachandran in his order wrote, “This court on considering the facts of the case is prima facie convinced that the respondents are either incapable of administering the State or had ignored the order of this court with scant respect to the judiciary. Hence, statutory notice is issued to the respondents,” stated the report.
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