Plea of Subasri’s father clubbed with others

‘Cannot decide case when other petitions are pending’

The Madras High Court on Thursday transferred a petition filed by the father of R. Subasri, who was killed in an accident after an illegal flex board fell on her, to a division bench hearing a batch of writ petitions related to the matter.

The vacation bench of Justices S. Vaidyanathan and C. Saravanan said while it had taken note of the fact that the First Bench of the High Court in 2017 permitted the inclusion of ‘live persons’ in banners, the division bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayana and N. Seshasayee “may also consider as to whether till an amendment is made in the statute or rules, such inclusion of live persons in banners may be prohibited or not”. The vacation bench asked the division bench to consider whether the authority sanctioning permission for banners could seek Aadhaar details of the printer and the person requesting its erection, so that records would be available if some action needed to be taken.

The bench said it could not decide on the case filed by Subasri’s father seeking compensation of ₹1 crore, as a batch of petitions were pending. Separately, the bail hearing of former AIADMK councillor S. Jayagopal, the main accused in the case, was adjourned to October 15.

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