The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday ordered notice, returnable by three weeks, to the State Government seeking its reply to a public interest litigation petition filed by an individual with a plea to establish a special court for exclusive and expeditious trial of a number of criminal cases registered by Madurai district police in connection with the multi-crore granite quarry scam.

A Division Bench of Justice K.N. Basha and Justice P. Devadass directed a government counsel to take notice in the PIL filed by P. Somasundaram (54), a resident of Nondikovilpatti in Melur Taluk near here.

The petitioner had claimed that establishment of a special court would facilitate speedy justice to innumerable victims of indiscriminate granite quarrying in the district.

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