Staff Reporter

MADURAI: A group of lawyers practising in the Madras High Court Bench here gave a representation to the Registrar (Administration) on Friday urging him to take appropriate legal measures to remove the flex banners installed in front of the High Court in view of Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri's visit to Melur to attend a government function on Saturday.

“The politicians have put up flex banners on the board fixed on the northern side of the main road near the High Court building with the legend ‘High Court Zone; go Slow.' There are two more violations made by the politicians. Even just opposite the main gate of the High Court, a flex banner has been erected disturbing the traffic,” the representation read.

Signed by 11 lawyers, including P. Rathinam, a 60-year-old social activist, the representation further stated that a huge wooden arch set up near an ATM, outside the court premises, was creating traffic problems.

“These violations are being made without any hesitation by the people who have no concern for the welfare of the society.”

Claiming that they had informed the Inspector General of Police, the Superintendent of Police and the police station concerned regarding the violations and possible risk faced by pedestrians and motorists due to the flex banners, the lawyers said: “But no action has been taken so far. Hence, we are bringing the above said violations to your notice.”