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HC issues notice to Centre, TN govt on plea seeking NIA probe

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Press Trust of India Madurai
The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Centre and state government on a public interest litigation seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency into the sale of unlicensed pistols by some persons who were recently arrested by the Tamil Nadu police.

The petitioner, Karmegan, an advocate, submitted that the accused allegedly had links with the Islamic State terror group and used the money from the sales for such organisations.

Illegal arms sales had reached an alarming level and it would lead to law and order problem, besides destroying peace and harmony in the country, the petitioner submitted.

A division bench of the court's Madurai bench comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and Tharani, issued notice to the union home secretary and state officials directing them to file their reply by February 16 and posted the case to that date.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 10:30 PM IST

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