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The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to take steps to recover compensation
by Sekar Reporter · Published September 25, 2021
Full order HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE N.ANAND VENKATESH W.P(MD)No.12440 of 2020 and W.M.P.(MD).No.10651 of 2020 (Through Video Conferencing) R.V.Shanmuganandam .. Petitioner ——The discussion made herein above makes this Court come to an irresistible conclusion that the third respondent Society has been taken for a ride by its erstwhile office bearers who had conspired with the petitioner and one Thirisangu and the properties belonging to the third respondent Society has been conveyed at throw away prices. If cases of this nature are let off without taking stringent action, the Co-operative Movement in the State will suffer and it will ultimately end in closing down Societies which are already in the brink of precipice. This Court does not find any ground to interfere with the impugned proceedings of the third respondent dated 24.08.2020. 31. In the result, this writ petition is dismissed by imposing cost of Rs.10,00,000/-(Rupees Ten lakhs only) payable by the petitioner to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on or before 28.07.2021. Consequently, connected miscellaneous petition is closed. 32. There shall be a further direction to the third respondent Society to immediately take steps to set aside the compromise decree passed in O.S.No.645 of 2005 which is vitiated by fraud and which does not bind the third respondent Society. There shall also be a further direction to the investigation officer, who is investigating the FIR in Crime No.2 of 2020, to expedite the investigation and file a final report against all the accused persons within a period of three months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. The respondents are also directed to take steps to get the pending writ petitions filed by the Secretary and other office bearers listed for hearing immediately. Subject to the final result in these writ petitions, effective and stringent action shall be taken against all those persons, who are behind this huge scam. The first respondent shall ensure that not an inch of property belonging to any Society in Tamil Nadu is permitted to be dealt with by the Society concerned without the concurrence of the first respondent and the Pricing Committee appointed by the Government. There shall also be a direction to the first respondent to conduct a thorough audit of the sale transactions entered into by all the Societies to find out if any other Society had indulged in a scam of this nature. 33. Post this case for reporting compliance regarding payment of cost on 29.07.2021.
by Sekar Reporter · Published July 7, 2021
by Sekar Reporter · Published September 6, 2020