The Tamil Nadu Farmers–Construction Workers’ Party organised a condolence meeting in Vadapalani on Tuesday, to pay homage to the 61 persons killed in the Moulivakkam building collapse on June 28, and the workers killed in a wall collapse in Tiruvallur district on Sunday.

At the meeting, party leader Pon. Kumar sought a completely independent inquiry, without any interference, to ascertain the exact cause of the building collapse. 

Plea in HC

A public interest litigation filed in Madras High Court sought a CBI probe into the building collapse.

In his petition, social activist K.R. Ramaswamy, alias ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy, said the accident was a result of the negligent acts of officials and builders.

The First Bench of the Madras High Court comprising acting Chief Justice Satish K. Agnihotri and Justice M.M. Sundaresh ordered notices to the chief secretary, secretary, municipal administration department, secretary, housing and urban development department, member secretary of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority and six others, returnable by July 23.

DMK rally on Saturday

DMK leader M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday called upon his partymen to participate in large numbers in a rally to Raj Bhavan on July 12, demanding CBI inquiry into the building collapse. In a statement, he said DMK had decided to submit a memorandum to the Governor since the government had not responded to its demand for a CBI inquiry.

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