Madurai: Madras High Court bench on Monday directed police to register cases against alleged henchmen of a sand mining firm owner for attacking a bungalow and members of the public for passing a resolution demanding stay to illegal sand mining in a village and letting out effluents into the sea.
The petitioners, including one Anton of Kuthankuli village in Tirunelveli district submitted that a man employed in the company was murdered inside the firm`s premises. The villagers then went on an agitation and demanded action.
They also passed a resolution demanding a stay to mining sand around Koothankuli and letting out of effluents into the sea.
The petitioners contended their action angered the proprietor, who instigated his henchmen to attack them as he thought the inmates of were responsible for the agitation.
The petitioners also alleged they were prevented from leaving their village to file a complaint, but did so on June 12 2013 and again on June 14 and 24.
They contended that police ought to have registered a case since the complaint was serious in nature, but had not done so.
They prayed that the court direct police to register a case based on their complaint and take action against the accused.