Madurai: The High Court has today ordered to send the hearing of the case of 4 members of the same family who died in fire at the Nellie collector’s office due to extortion to the Sessions Court within 2 weeks.
Gobi from Tenkasi Achanputur filed a petition in the High Court branch: “Due to usury abuse, Ishakhimuthu, his wife Subbuletsumi, daughters Madhuaranya and Atsayaparani were set on fire in Nellie Collector’s office on 23.10.2017.
The Balayankot police registered a case against Muthulakshmi, her husband Thalavairaj and Kali and Karthik in connection with the incident. The case is pending before the Nellie First Judicial Magistrate.
In criminal cases punishable by more than 10 years, the Sessions Court will try it. For this all the documents of the case should be sent to the Judicial Arbitral Session Court. Even after 5 years of the incident, the case has not been referred to the Sessions Court and is still in the judicial arbitration.
Accused have been summonsed continuously but they have not appeared in court. They are not cooperating to complete the investigation soon. It was stated in the petition that the investigation of the case of death of 4 members of the same family due to usury should be completed and the case should be sent to the Sessions Court for further investigation.
The petition came up for hearing today before Justice Shivanjanam. Advocates Henry DeBain and R. Karunanidhi argued on behalf of the petitioner.
Then the judge said that the judicial arbitrator should send the documents of the case to the session court within 2 weeks so that the Nellai District Sessions Court can start the trial in the case of death of 4 people due to usury. He ordered that if the accused do not appear after being summoned, action can be taken to arrest them by issuing warrants against them.