The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Greater Chennai Corporation to inspect the land allegedly encroached by the AIADMK candidate for Velachery constituency and take action if the charge was found to be true.
While passing the order, the First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice M.M. Sundresh made it clear that the authorities should not delay the action citing the upcoming Assembly elections.
The petitioner, S. Ponkumar, moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition alleging that Corporation Councillor of Neelankarai M.C. Munusamy, the AIADMK candidate for Velachery, had encroached upon 72 sq. ft. of land where a radio/ TV room of the Corporation was functioning.
Mr. Munusamy had constructed a car shed for his personal use on the land, the petitioner claimed.
Mr. Ponkumar wanted the court to direct the authorities concerned to clear the encroachment and hand over the vacant land for public use.
Allowing the PIL plea, the Bench directed the authorities to complete the exercise within a month.