What is the exact status of MLAs in resort? Madras HC asks police
The Madras high court has directed the police to file an affidavit regarding the AIADMK MLAs lodged in a resort near Chennai. The court sought to know the exact status of the MLAs who have been carted away by Sasikala to a resort.
It may recalled that the government had told the court that the information regarding the MLAs staying at the resort was wrong. The government submitted that all they were staying at the MLAs hostel out of their own will.
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 Chief Minister O Panneerselvam camp.
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.
DGP meets governor:
Meanwhile Director General of Police T Rajendran met with Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Friday. Sources say that the meeting was held to discuss the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu.
The governor also sought to know about the law and order situation in the state in the wake of the ongoing political turmoil. It is however unclear if the governor sought to know about the MLAs being lodged in the resort.