When the counsel for TN government pointed out that the alleged incident took place when DMK was in power, the PCI chief admonished him saying, "We are not bothered who is at the helm. She has to administer (the government) as per the law of the land or should resign."
"Do police think it's still a British raj? It is time they learn a lesson," justice Katju observed.
The case pertains to police action against Manimaran following a report published in his daily on illegal mining activity.
Katju was today hearing to cases from Andhra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala in Hyderabad.