The judge of the Madras High Court has advised the officials.
Chennai: Justice N Anand Venkatesh of Madras High Court urged government officials to treat High Court judges as ministers and follow the protocol to which they are entitled. He made this remark regarding the delay in work due to some traffic restrictions in the city. The judge expressed displeasure over the action of the police to put up roadblocks and stop all vehicles, including his vehicle. At the same time, he reprimanded the police for not making any arrangement to let the judges go without any hindrance.Also Read – Kejriwal government will not be able to pay the rent of poor tenants, Delhi High Court has banned
Police had made special arrangements restricting vehicular movement on the occasion of the 94th birth anniversary of late actor Sivaji Ganesan at his memorial near Adyar bridge in RA Puram, which was attended by Chief Minister MK Stalin and other ministers. Had taken. During this, the judge’s vehicle also stopped for about 30 minutes. Also Read – PM Cares Fund is not a government fund: PMO official tells HC
He said this happened despite his personal assistant informing the concerned police officials in advance. After the High Court summons, Home Secretary SK Prabhakar appeared before the judge via video conference and expressed regret over the incident. He also told the judge that steps would be taken to avoid recurrence of any such incident in future. Also Read – Center said, ‘The impact of Nizamuddin Markaz case is beyond the border’, the court said – it cannot be kept closed forever
The judge said he could have initiated contempt of court proceedings on the ground that he was prevented from discharging his public duty. However, he said that he is not doing so and the matter ends here.