HC directs Jaya's council to file required nature of security

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Chennai, Dec 20 (UNI) The Madras High Court today directed former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's counsel to file all the requirements on the nature of security to be provided by the State Government to match the 'Z-plus' category of security provided by the Centre to her.

The hearing of the writ petition filed by Jayalalithaa, seeking a direction to the State Government to provide her adequate security following breach of security in her Poes Garden residence recently, came up before Mr Justice Jayachandran.

The petitioner's counsel N Jothi sought a police driver to the bullet proof car provided by the State Government to her and also to appoint a monitoring committee headed by a retired DGP with a team of police personnel to periodically check the security of the former Chief Minister.

Raising doubts about working condition of the bullet proof car provided by the State Government, Mr Jothi wanted all the security personnel to be provided with wireless sets and her convoy should be followed by an ambulance van and a jammer vehicle.

He also sought for sending a top police official to discuss with the nature of secuirty required.

At this stage, Advocate General G Masilamani categorically refused the provision of appointing a monitoring committee headed by a retired DGP. For the rest of the demands pleaded by Jayalalithaa's counsel, Mr Masilamani said he has to consult with the State Government.

The Judge asked the petitioner's counsel to file in writing about the requirements on the nature of Jayalalithaa's security and also directed the Advocate General to file a reply.

The case was posted for further hearing to January nine next.

UNI

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