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Karunaas gets bail in Tirunelveli case

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court Justice GK Ilanthirayan on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to actor turned politician Kaarunas, Thiruvadanai MLA, in a case.

Karunaas gets bail in Tirunelveli case


Kaarunas moved to the Madurai bench of Madras High Court on October 1 and filed a petition seeking anticipatory bail. The petitioner claimed that he along with his supporters were proceeding to Nerkattumseval in Tirunelveli district to celebrate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Poolithevan, on September 1, 2017, a group of supporters from Tamil Nadu Thevar Peravai led by its state president, Muthaiya, picked up quarrel with them, citing that his convoy was hindering the movement. 

In the wake of brewing conflict, they involved in a war of words. Later, Muthaiya’s vehicle was damaged by an armed gang of thirty, who were claimed to be the supporters of Kaarunas, by the complainant Subbaiya Pandiyan of the Peravai. Puliyangudi police filed a case in connection with the incident. To prevent any arrest, Kaarunas filed the anticipatory bail plea. 

Notice to governments on establishment of AIIMS

The Madurai Bench of MHC issued orders to the Centre and the state government in a plea seeking gazette notification on the establishment of AIIMS hospital, at Thoppur, in Madurai. 

Ramesh of Madurai filed a public interest litigation petition, which came up for hearing before a division bench of justices MM Sundaresh and N Sathishkumar, in this regard. The petitioner claimed the central government had already announced in February, 2015, that the AIIMS hospital would be set up in TN. But, the location of Madurai was decided three years after the announcement. Even after the location was decided, no work has commenced for the construction of the hospital. 

Hence, it should be notified on gazette and the state assembly should bring a resolution. He also pointed out that the centre should allot adequate funds for the construction of hospital, the petitioner prayed. The bench issued notices to the governments and adjourned the case to October 29.

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