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Don’t harass family members of Jallikattu protesters, Madras high court tells police

The Court also directed the government pleader to inform all the police stations that people against whom the cases have been filed alone should be called and not any other member of their family.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2017 17:30 IST
Members of Makkal Nala Kuttani protest against the police for lathi charging students supporting Jallikattu in Coimbatore.
Members of Makkal Nala Kuttani protest against the police for lathi charging students supporting Jallikattu in Coimbatore.(PTI photo)

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the police not to harass the family members of protesters against whom cases have been registered in connection with the violent incidents during the pro-Jallikattu protests here.

The Court also directed the government pleader to inform all the police stations that people against whom the cases have been filed alone should be called and not any other member of their family, who do not have any connection with the incident.

Justice R Mahadevan gave the direction on a petition filed by one Selvam of Arumbakkam, who is disabled and father of a student who was booked in connection with the protests last week.

The petitioner sought a direction to the police not to harass him under the guise of enquiry.

When the matter came up, the judge said the Arumbakkam Police should not summon any of the family members of the protesters against whom FIRs have been filed.

The petitioner submitted that Arumbakkam Police had registered a case against his son Sreenivasan, a college student and came in search of him.

When he told the police that his son had never participated in the agitation and gone to attend the NCC camp, he was asked to come and stay at the police station till the arrival of his son, he said.