D. Prandhaman was suspended from the club for the alleged misconduct of bursting crackers on the club’s premises

The Madras High Court has revoked the suspension of a former president of Towers Club, Anna Nagar.

D. Prandhaman, the past president, had been suspended from the membership of the club over an alleged misconduct of bursting crackers on the club premises.

According to Mr. Prandhaman, the bursting of crackers could not be regarded as misconduct.

He further said other members too had burst crackers but no serious action was taken against them by the club management.

Their explanation expressing ‘regret’ was accepted by the club. However, with a view to victimise him as he belonged to the other group, the impugned suspension order, which was in violation of by-laws of the club, was passed against him.

As the city civil court did not pass any relief, Mr. Prandhaman filed the civil revision petition seeking to restrain the operation of the suspension order.

Allowing the petition, Justice S. Tamilvanan said the suspension order passed against the petitioner was against by-laws and principles of natural justice.

He said, in the given case, it was clear ‘ego is the predominant factor’ and the mandatory provisions were not complied with.

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