CHENNAI: The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday moved the Madras High Court seeking to direct the State Government to sanction a compensation of Rs five lakh each to four advocates, who were allegedly assaulted by police in Courtallam on July 26 this year.
The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice P Jyothimani, before which the petition came up for hearing, ordered issue of notice to Home Secretary, Director General of Police and Tirunelveli Superintendent of Police returnable by October 3, the next hearing day.
In his petition, Bar Council chairman K Chandramohan said the four advocates - Ignatius, Ponkumar, Marx and Velusamy - were ‘severely’ assaulted and arrested by police when they had questioned the police’s objectionable behaviour towards the public under the guise of regulating crowd near Courtallam water falls.
The advocates came out on bail later and got admitted to hospital for t r e a t m e n t , Chandramohan said.
He prayed the court to restrain the erring policemen from serving in their official positions, till the disposal of the petition.
THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS