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HC gives bail to duo involved in transporting PDS rice illegally

Madurai: The Madras high court has granted bail to two men, arrested in connection with illegal transportation of PDS rice, after they undertook to pay a non-refundable deposit of Rs 5,000 each to the Madras High Court Madurai Bench Advocate Clerk’s Welfare Association.


The petitioners – Saravanan, a owner of a rice mill and Murugavel, a temporary employee of a PDS shop were arrested by the Sivaganga civil supplies CID on July 22 since they were involved in illegal transportation of PDS rice in a van.
They were booked under sections of the Essential Commodities Act. Saravanan and Murugavel, who were arrayed as first and third accused respectively in the case moved the high court Madurai bench seeking bail.

Hearing the plea, justice V Bharathidasan granted bail to the petitioners and directed them to pay Rs 5,000 each to the association. The judge also directed the petitioners to report before the police as and when required for interrogation and also directed them not tamper with evidence or witness.


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HC disposes plea seeking Covid trauma counselling

MADURAI: Madras high court has disposed of a plea which sought to engage experts to give motivational speeches to the public to help them overcome depression and to prevent suicides due to Covid-19 fear.


A division bench of justices M Sathyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam, was hearing the public interest litigation filed by P Prakash, a resident of Theni district. However, the judges observed that though the petitioner prayed for a larger relief, the court without going into the merits of the claim, directs the authorities to consider the representation and pass appropriate orders within eight weeks.
The petitioner’s counsel submitted that on account of uncertain spread of Covid-19, people are under the impression that they would die soon and few have started taking their own lives. Hence, he suggested that suitable psychiatric counselling through trained people should be given to prevent such incidents.
The judges observed that suicides happen in a spur of the moment depending on the will of the concerned individual. The judges observed that several NGOs are available to give psychiatric counselling and the said information is also put out in public domain. tnn



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