Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Government on a public interest litigation petition filed by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, seeking action against 11 police personnel who allegedly assaulted four advocates from Tuticorin.

The First Bench of Chief Justice A.P. Shah and Justice P. Jyothimani ordered the notice, returnable in four weeks, to the Home Secretary, the Director-General of Police and others.

The petition, filed by BCT chairman K. Chandramohan, said four advocates of the Tuticorin Bar Association were picked up in the early hours of July 26 and assaulted by the police at Courtallam. Mr. Chandramohan prayed for a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to each of the four advocates, besides suspension of the police personnel.