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Notice to state govt on PIL on law officers appointment to HC

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today issued notice to the state on a PIL seeking quashing of a notification on appointment of officers to the and its Bench at Madurai.

The pleader M K Subramanian sought time to file counter to the PIL by VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan when it came up before a division bench, comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Sundar.

After issuing notice to the pleader, the bench adjourned the matter to August 7.

The petitioner's Counsel M.Palanimuthu submitted that the government had framed "new extraordinary impugned rules"-- notification No.119 dated April 29, 2017 and a subsequent government order of similar date for appointment of officers for the Madras High and its bench at Madurai.

It was published in the state government gazette, he said, and submitted that there was no mention about the selection method.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 18:23 IST