|He was assaulted, allegedly by ruling party cadres, inside a police station|
MADURAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to pay a compensation of Rs.1 lakh to an advocate who was assaulted, allegedly by ruling party cadres, inside the Thilagar Thidal police station here on July 6.
Passing interim orders on a writ petition filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Justice K. Chandru said that the petitioner had made out a prima facie case and the interim compensation sought by him was not exorbitant.
In his affidavit, Mohaideen Abdul Kadar (26) of Madurai said that he had gone to the police station to lodge a complaint on behalf of a client, who was attacked by a neighbouring shop owner at Meenakshi Bazaar.
“While I was writing a complaint, Rajamani and his henchmen entered the police station, abused me for assisting my client and assaulted me brutally in the presence of the police officials,” he said.
His counsel T. Lajapathi Roy contended that the investigation on the assault on the lawyer should be entrusted to the Central Bureau of Investigation as the incident had occurred inside a police station and the accused were allowed to go scot-free.
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