Land grabbing: Madras HC to set up 25 spl courts
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Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 23:58
Chennai: The Madras High Court will set up 25 special courts in Tamil Nadu to hear land grabbing cases.

The High Court's Administrative Committee has accepted the reasons given by ruling AIADMK to justify the creation of such courts and decided to create them in a phased manner, the press release said.

Initially special courts would be set up in Tirunelveli, Krishnagiri, Salem, Erode and Tirupur, it said.

Justifying need for the special courts, the government had said a large number of complaints of land grabbing had been received throughout the state and the number of cases, ready for trial, "is also increasing and therefore, there is a necessity for immediate constitution of special courts".

On the government's request for constitution of 25 courts, the Madras High Court had wanted a corresponding increase in the cadre strength of Judicial Officers, in the rank of civil judge (junior division) and also the requisite infrastructure.

The government has accepted the High Court's requirements and had issued orders in this regard, the press note said.

Many DMK leaders, including some former Ministers, have been arrested in connection with alleged land grabbing cases.


First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011, 23:58

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