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A writ petition was filed by P. Selvin under Article 226 for the issuance of a Writ of Mandamus. It sought to direct the State of Tamil Nadu and Superintendent of Police Thiruvallar district to initiate appropriate action against an inspector and sub-inspector of Police for illegally arresting, and torturing the petitioner and his wife and two daughters on 22.09.2012. The matter was heard and decided upon by Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana.

Facts of the Case

The petitioner in case is a resident of Tamil Nadu. On 22.09.2012, the petitioner contended that an Inspector S.Ahamed Abdul Kathar and his sub-inspector Renganathan for illegally arresting, and torturing the petitioner and his wife and two daughters on 22.09.2012 and for indulging in Kattapanchayat with regard to the property of the petitioner in Alamadhi Village, Thiruvallur District.

Arguments before the Court

When the matter was taken up for hearing, there was no representation for the petitioner. Mr.V.Shanmuga Sundar, learned Special Government Pleader, appearing for the State of Tamil Nadu stated that the prayer sought by the petitioner is complied with, as the action has been taken against the erring Police Officer, namely the fourth respondent and a Government Order in G.O.(D) No.1235 Home (Pol-IV) Department dated 21.10.2019 has been issued in that regard. 

There was no representation for the petitioner this time consecutively for two occasions.

Court’s Order

The writ petition was dismissed for non-prosecution.


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