HC grants possession of AIADMK hqs to Palaniswami

One-liner: The Madras High Court on Wednesday set aside the proceedings of the Tamil Nadu Revenue dept locking and sealing the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai.

Direction: It directed that the keys of the office be handed over to party chief K Palaniswami.

Quashed: Justice N Sathish Kumar quashed the proceedings while passing orders on the criminal original petitions from Palaniswami, the party's interim general secretary and ousted leader O Panneerselvam (OPS).

Protection: The judge directed the govt to remove the seal and hand over the keys to Palaniswami and also asked the police to provide adequate protection to the office.

Dismissed: The court dismissed Panneerselvam's plea for granting possession of the party headquarters, MGR Maaligai, to him. 

  • The judge also directed the party cadres not to enter the headquarters for a month to avoid any untoward incidents 

Violent clash: The RDO had sealed the premises following a violent clash that broke out between supporters of Palaniswami and Panneerselvam on July 11.

Source: PTI

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