Police book ex-AIADMK councillor, Corpn seals printing press after death

A day after Subhasri’s death, the greater Chennai corporation officials on Friday sealed a printing press in Kovilambakkam for making the banner in question.
Police book ex-AIADMK councillor, Corpn seals printing press after death
Corporation officials sealing the press in Kovilambakkam


The action on Friday morning came after the 23-year-old techie died on the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road after an unauthorised banner, which was placed on the median, fell on her two-wheeler on Thursday. She lost balance and speeding lorry run over her, killing her on the spot.

Based on the fatal accident, the police have registered a case against a former councillor who erected the banner for the marriage of his family member. “A case has been booked against the AIADMK member under IPC section 189 (threat of injury),” police sources said.

Just three days ago, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash had warned printing presses of severe action and penalty if banners or hoardings were printed flouting Corporation’s regulations. He had warned to cancel their trade licence and seal the press.

The AIADMK banner on Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam Radial Road was erected to welcome guests arriving for the wedding reception of a family member of C Jayagopal, a former AIADMK councillor.

Sources said that Jayagopal had not obtained permission from the Corporation to erect the banner or flexi-boards. On Friday morning, Corporation Assistant Engineer Kamal Raj and other staff sealed Sanmuga Graphics and Stickers shop at Kolathur in Kovilambakkam near 200-feet Radial Road. Kamal Raj has also filed a complaint against the shop owner, Nandha Kumar, at the Pallikaranai police station. Nandha Kumar is currently missing.

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