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Madras High Court Dismisses Plea Alleging Abuse Of Police Protection By Former CM Paneerselvam To Ransack AIADMK Office

Upasana Sajeev
15 Sep 2022 2:52 PM GMT
Madras High Court Dismisses Plea Alleging Abuse Of Police Protection By Former CM Paneerselvam To Ransack AIADMK Office
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The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition alleging that former Tamil Nadu CM O. Paneerselvam had misused the personal security granted to him. Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan dismissed the petition holding that the Petitioner has no locus standi. The petitioner, Aadi Rajaram had contended that the former CM had misused the personal security granted to him for his personal agendas...

The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition alleging that former Tamil Nadu CM O. Paneerselvam had misused the personal security granted to him.

Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan dismissed the petition holding that the Petitioner has no locus standi.

The petitioner, Aadi Rajaram had contended that the former CM had misused the personal security granted to him for his personal agendas and illegal activities. Mr. Paneerselvam was granted Y+ security by the Government of India in April 2017. Later, in January 2020, this security was withdrawn. The petitioner contends that even though the security was withdrawn, the Respondent authorities have continued to give police protection to Mr. Paneerselvam, even though he is not holding any prominent position and there is no real threat to his life.

The petitioner further contended that Mr. Paneerselvam had misused this police protection for his personal benefit when he ransacked the AIADMK party office in July this year. With the help of this police protection he had tried to take forceful possession of the AIADMK party headquarters, it is alleged. The petitioner also contended that the Respondent authorities acted hand in glove with Mr. Paneerselvam and aided him under the pretext of providing police protection.

In this regard, the petitioner had made a representation to the authorities to take action against the police officers for professional misconduct and also against Mr. Paneerselvam for misusing his personal security.

Case Title: Aadi Rajaram v. State of Tamil Nadu and others

Case No: WP No. 24978 of 2022

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