‘Submit proof on peacock idol in Mylai’

The first division bench of the Madras HC on Tuesday directed the HR&CE, police and archaeological department to provide a certificate to show that a peacock idol having a flower on its beak existed at the Kapaleeswarar temple.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

CHENNAI: Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, along with Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy, passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by Rangarajan Narasimhan, a Sri Rangam-based activist. The petitioner wanted the court to act against officials responsible for the theft of the peacock idol with a flower in its beak.

R Shunmugasundaram, Advocate General, submitted that a retired judge has already been nominated and the fact-finding inquiry would be completed at the earliest. The state also informed that it’d replace the existing peacock idol which has a snake on its beak with the new peacock idol with a flower on the beak.

Hasan Mohamed Jinnah, Public Prosecutor, submitted that though the investigation has been completed, the final report could not be filed in the absence of a certificate from the archaeological department.

The bench directed the registry to list the matter for June 14. “The archaeological department is directed to furnish the certificate , if permissible and possible…” CJ MN Bhandari noted.Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, along with Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy, passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by Rangarajan Narasimhan, a Sri Rangam-based activist. The petitioner wanted the court to act against officials responsible for the theft of the peacock idol with a flower in its beak.

R Shunmugasundaram, Advocate General, submitted that a retired judge has already been nominated and the fact-finding inquiry would be completed at the earliest. The state also informed that it’d replace the existing peacock idol which has a snake on its beak with the new peacock idol with a flower on the beak.

Hasan Mohamed Jinnah, Public Prosecutor, submitted that though the investigation has been completed, the final report could not be filed in the absence of a certificate from the archaeological department.

The bench directed the registry to list the matter for June 14. “The archaeological department is directed to furnish the certificate , if permissible and possible…” CJ MN Bhandari noted.Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari, along with Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy, passed the direction on hearing a petition filed by Rangarajan Narasimhan, a Sri Rangam-based activist. The petitioner wanted the court to act against officials responsible for the theft of the peacock idol with a flower in its beak.

R Shunmugasundaram, Advocate General, submitted that a retired judge has already been nominated and the fact-finding inquiry would be completed at the earliest. The state also informed that it’d replace the existing peacock idol which has a snake on its beak with the new peacock idol with a flower on the beak.

Hasan Mohamed Jinnah, Public Prosecutor, submitted that though the investigation has been completed, the final report could not be filed in the absence of a certificate from the archaeological department.

The bench directed the registry to list the matter for June 14. “The archaeological department is directed to furnish the certificate , if permissible and possible…” CJ MN Bhandari noted.

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