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HC allows Stalin to visit water body in TN CM's constituency

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Madras High today allowed Working President to visit a tank in Edappadi taluk in Salem district, falling under Chief Minister K Palaniswami's constituency, to monitor desilting work claimed to be carried out by cadres.

Justice M Duraiswamy passed the order on a by DMK's legal wing secretary MK Giririjan, claiming that the was preventing Stalin from visiting water bodies which were being desilted by cadres across the state.

The judge said, Stalin can visit the tank in Kacharayanpalayam after duly informing the Salem district Collector two days in advance.

The collector shall provide necessary police protection during his visit, he added.

The judge also directed Stalin to restrict the number of persons accompanying him to 25 during his visit.

The DMK in its wanted the to restrain the state from preventing Stalin from visiting any part of to inspect water bodies.

The main opposition party filed the after Stalin was detained in Coimbatore by police last month en route to Salem to visit the Kacharayanpalayam tank and also to participate in a human chain protest on the issue of all-India medical entrance examination NEET.

The state had opposed the petition the ground that such a relief may lead to breach of law and order.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 15:13 IST