HC issues notice to TN govt
The Madras High Court issued notice to the Tamil Nadu Govt on a petition seeking a direction to the Justice K P Sivasubramaniam Inquiry Commission, probing allegations of land grabbing by former CM Jayalalithaa.india Updated: Jan 21, 2009 01:12 IST
The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a petition seeking a direction to the Justice K P Sivasubramaniam Inquiry Commission, probing allegations of land grabbing by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her associates in Kancheepuram district, not to proceed further till all documents on the sale of the disputed land were handed over to the commission.
Giving the authorities concerned a week's time to file affidavits, the division bench comprising Chief Justice S J Mukhopadhaya and Justice V Dhanapalan said the authorities could state where all relevant documents were brought to the notice of the commission.
The petitioner T Chitra, a partner of Bharani Resorts, contended that unless the revenue records, which were now in possession of state authorities concerned, were placed before the commission "the truth will not come out".
The state government appointed the commission on July 27, 2006 to inquire into the allegations on fraudulent grabbing of 53 acres of land, belonging to Adi Dravidars and landless poor people of Siruthavur village of Kancheepuram district.
The probe was ordered following receipt of a petition filed by the state committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M).