HC moved for Interpol notice against Lankan Minister
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 00:18
Chennai: A city advocate has moved the Madras High Court for a direction to the Tamil Nadu Government to take immediate steps for issuance of a red corner notice by the Interpol against Douglas Devananda, a Sri Lankan Minister, in view pending criminal cases against him here.

When the miscellaneous petition filed by advocate P Pugalenthi came up for hearing today, a Division Bench comprising Justices K Mohan Ram and G M Akbar Ali adjourned its hearing by two weeks.

A PIL petition filed earlier by Pugalenthi, who is also Secretary of Peoples' Rights Forum, seeking extradition of Devananda, is already pending before the high court.

Pugalenthi in the PIL had submitted that in June 1994, an Additional Sessions Judge had issued a proclamation warrant against Devananda, treating him as an absconding accused in a murder case. The case, registered by the city police, pertained to the killing of one Thirunavukkarasu in 1986.


First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 00:18

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