THE Public Prosecutor (PP) was directed by the Madurai Bench of the High Court to ascertain the explanations of the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police and Superintendent of Police, Madurai, to a bunch of petitions over Uthapuram issue and file them in court.
There was a clash between two communities at Uthapuram, near Perayur in Madurai district in 2008. Subbulakshmi had filed a plea regarding the clash, while Rajammal had sought a probe into sewer problem in the village. Mottayandi, Mookiah, Vasi, Rasu and Palraj in their petitions had said that following the clashes, the people had fled the village and their houses had been looted.
They said that the police had registered cases against the total population of the village. If they obtained bail in one case, another case was foisted against them and arrested. The police were harassing them. They had therefore, sought a probe by the CBI.
Justice M Jeyapaul before whom the petitions came up directed the public prosecutor to obtain the explanations of the Chief Secretary, the DGP and the SP, Madurai, and file them in court and adjourned hearing for August 23.
INDIAN EXPRESS DT.17.8.10