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Chennai Police Commissioner to appear before HC on Mar 22

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High was today informed that city police commissioner S George will appear before it on March 22 in connection with a contempt

An undertaking to this effect was given before Justice N Kirubakaran by Additional Advocate General Venkatramani.

Recording the undertaking, the Judge posted the matter for March 22.

The judge had ordered the presence of the commissioner on a by Pon Thangavel for allegedly not complying with the court's earlier directive to provide him protection.

The had ordered protection to Thangavel after he had filed a seeking action against city corporation councillor V Annamalai for declaring in his electoral affidavit that he does not have any property though he and his family allegedly owned 12 immovable assets.

The department, which was ordered to hold an inquiry into assets owned by Annamalai, recently submitted a report stating that the councillor and his family owned properties worth Rs four crore.

When the matter came up yesterday, the judge had flayed the attitude of officers in not complying with the judicial orders and summoned S George to appear before it in a contempt petition.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 12:48 IST