Madras HC imposes Rs. 10,000 fine on TN govt for not filing counter affidavits on time
news Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 17, 2014 | 9.44 am IST The High Court of Madras has imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 on the Tamil Nadu government for not filing counter affidavits in response to two PILs pertaining to the installation of CCTV cameras in police stations. The bench comprising of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice Sathyanarayanan imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 each on the state for not replying to two separate PILs filed by advocate Prakash Raj and A. Narayanan of Change India Trust on the same issue even after one month, Indian Express reported. The state has been asked to deposit the money in Mediation and Conciliation Centre attached to the High Court. It also said that the state can deposit the money and then file the counter affidavits within two weeks. The petitioners had made a plea that the police stations should have CCTV cameras so that torture and human rights violation during investigation is checked. Read - Madras HC: Why hesitate to pay victim of custodial violence if you can pay people who committed suicide
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