Madras High Court.

Subasri death: HC wants to know why no action against officials

Madras High Court.

NGO moves HC seeking permission to organise token fast

The Madras High Court on Monday sought to know why no action was taken against the officials of Chennai Corporation and city police who had failed to prevent the erection of unauthorised flex boards that led to the death of R. Subasri recently in Pallikaranai.

Probe details sought

Justice M.S. Ramesh also wanted details of the investigation, while hearing a plea moved by E. Tamizhmani of an NGO, seeking a direction to the Police Commissioner to grant permission to organise a token fast to mourn with ‘solidarity the grief-ridden family of Subasri,’ who lost her life when an illegal banner fell on her and a lorry ran over her.

He then directed the Police Commissioner to file his response on September 25.

Petitioner’s counsel M.L. Ravi submitted that he made a representation to the Commissioner seeking permission for the protest on September 15. But it was rejected.

Aggrieved, the petitioner moved the court.

He also said that the organisation was not staging a protest condemning the government or anybody but to mourn the death of the girl. Though the protest was a peaceful and Gandian way of silent fasting, the authorities have failed to consider it, the petitioner added.

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