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Tamil Nadu CM Announces Withdrawal of Cases Against Anti-CAA Protesters

File picture of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami (PTI)

Barring particular circumstances like these linked to violence, prevention of police personnel from discharging their duties, and use of fraudulent means for acquiring epass through the lockdown section, all different circumstances could be withdrawn, he stated.

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  • Last Updated: February 19, 2021, 17:30 IST
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About 10 lakh circumstances filed in reference to violation of lockdown norms to stop unfold of COVID-19, and circumstances over protests in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act early final yr could be withdrawn, Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami introduced right here on Friday. Barring particular circumstances like these linked to violence, prevention of police personnel from discharging their duties, and use of fraudulent means for acquiring e-pass through the lockdown section, all different circumstances could be withdrawn, he stated.

Palaniswami, addressing a meet for Assembly polls seemingly in April, at Kadayanallur close to right here, stated roughly 10 lakh circumstances had been registered by police in reference to violation of lockdown and COVID-19 norms like in opposition to those that unfold rumours on coronavirus. Also, about 1,500 circumstances had been registered through the anti-CAA protests for staging demonstrations in violation of prohibitory orders, damaging public property and stopping policemen from doing their work, he stated.

Except circumstances like those associated to violence, additional authorized motion in all different circumstances was being dropped contemplating individuals’s welfare, he stated. Citing a plea from individuals requesting withdrawal of circumstances in opposition to those that took half in protests in opposition to Kudankulam nuclear energy undertaking, he stated a number of circumstances have already been cancelled.

Some circumstances had been pending in court docket and a few remained on the stage of First Information Report and folks’s request to drop motion could be positively thought of in accordance with legislation, he stated.

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