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Updated: November 5, 2009 15:12 IST

Jayalalithaa lashes out at DMK govt for not implementing HC orders

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AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa. File photo: Vino John
The Hindu AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa. File photo: Vino John

AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalithaa on Wednesday criticised ruling DMK for not implementing Madras High Court directions asking it to take action against four top police officers indicted for the lawyers-police clash in February this year.

“Almost a week has passed since the judgement was delivered. Yet the court’s instructions do not appear to have been carried out,” Ms. Jayalalithaa said in a statement.

“Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should spell out what action he plans to take,” she said.

She criticised Mr. Karunanidhi for his remarks when he said the force “should not be criticised for few isolated incidents as they faced innumerable challenges while discharging duty.”

Ms. Jayalalithaa said it was during her “regime” as Chief Minister that the force was an efficient one, even forest brigand Veerappan was killed during the AIADMK rule.

A division bench of the High Court on October 29 had held four top police officers including the then city Commissioner K Radhakrishnan “squarely responsible” for the clash and directed state government to suspend them pending disciplinary action.

The court also held the police officials guilty of contempt of court for committing excesses in the High court premises during the clash and causing damage to court property, among other things.

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