Chennai: Madras High Court on Friday dismissed petitions which sought to declare the clamping of ban orders under Section 144 (1) of CrPC in Kudankulam as null and void and grant permission for conducting a public meeting to highlight demands against commissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant.
Justice K Chandru, citing a Supreme Court division bench` order, dismissed the two petitions filed by one G Sivarasa Boopathy.
The petitioner had submitted that he had sought police permission to hold a public meeting in Kudankulam on July 28 last as part of the protest against the Indo-Russian power project. Police denied permission citing Section 144 (1) CrPC, which was in force till September 9 last in the area.
The petitioner move the high court challenging the promulgation of Sec 144.
Police in their counter had justified the promulgation order.