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Madras HC issues notice to Union Health Secy on AIIMS site

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

The Madras High today ordered notice on a plea seeking contempt proceedings against the for not implementing its direction on the site for an AIIMS facility in

A division bench of the court's bench comprising justices M Sathayanarayanan and Hemalatha ordered notice to Preeti Sudan and adjourned the case.

In his contempt petition, K K Ramesh contended that five localities--Perundhurai, Chengalpattu, Thoppur, Sengipatti and Pudukottai-- were selected by the state and the list was to the Centre on October 31, 2014.

A central committee inspected the places and submitted its report and it was for the Centre to decide on the AIIMS location, he said.

When the PIL came up on August 2 last year, the had directed the to decide the location by December 31 and announce it on January 1, this year.

However, the Centre had not announced the location.

A notice was sent to the on January 2 for implementing the order but no action was taken. Hence contempt action should be taken for deliberately disobeying the court order, the petitioner said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:40 IST