HC notice to Govt for not withdrawing cases against anti-nuke agitators

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 08:57

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Government, asking why steps were not taken to withdraw cases filed against anti-nuclear activists protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

First Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, ordered notice to the state government and sought reply within three weeks.

The notice was issued on a petition which sought a direction to the state government to withdraw all criminal cases filed against anti nuclear activists, who have been protesting against the Indo-Russian project in Tirunelveli District.

The petition referred to the Supreme Court`s direction to the state government to withdraw all criminal cases against the protestors.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 08:56

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