TN political crisis: MLAs NOT in illegal detention, govt tells HC

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The Tamil Nadu government has told the Madras high court that the AIADMK legislators are staying in the MLA hostel and are freely moving around. A plea was filed in the Madras high court seeking the release of the AIADMK MLAs.

Social activist K R Traffic Ramaswamy and PMK leader K Balu mentioned before the bench that the MLAs were in illegal detention and hence a writ of habeas corpus be issued. The plea was filed after Sasikala carted MLAs to a resort in a bid to avoid poaching by the O Panneerselvam camp.

 The scene out the resort where the MLAs are allegedly holed up

The government represented by the additional public prosecutor however told the court that the legislators were staying at the MLA's hostel. They are allowed to meet people are can move around freely, the government also told the high court.

The bench then questioned the petitioner the need for an urgent hearing on the matter. "The government has made its stand clear about the exact position. If you have doubts then file a public interest litigation," the bench advised the petitioner. The bench said that it would hear the case if its brought in normal course.

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