Chennai: The Chief Justice of the Madras High Court accepted the plea of the female tahsildar to appear in person and apologize in the contempt of court case and ordered the tahsildar to remain in the court till this evening.
A case was filed by Murugan seeking the removal of public road encroachment in Kudaladi village, Kalasappakkam taluk, Tiruvannamalai district. In this case, the High Court had issued an order in December 2017 to consider the plea of the petitioner within 12 weeks and issue an appropriate order.
The bench of Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, which heard the contempt of court case filed by Murugan in 2018 for not implementing the order, declared the concerned tahsildar guilty of deliberately not implementing the court order. It also ordered him to appear in court today (August 5) to announce the details of the punishment.
According to this order, female Tahsildar Lalitha appeared in person before the High Court Chief Justice’s bench today. He demanded an unconditional apology from the judges. At that time, the government also promised to remove the encroachment within 3 weeks.
Accepting this, the judges ordered that the female Tahsildar should remain in the court till the end of the court hours this evening without imposing severe punishment on the female Tahsildar. The judges also directed the government to remove the encroachment and file a report within three weeks.