Madras HC appoints one member judicial commission to probe human excreta in water tank


CHENNAI: The Madras Excessive Court docket has appointed a single-member judicial fee of retired Justice M. Satyanarayanan to probe the presence of human excreta in an overhead water tank supplying water to the Dalit colony in Vengavayil in Pudukottai district.

The courtroom directed the fee to go to the Vengavayil Dalit hamlet and submit a report inside two months. A division bench of Appearing Chief Justice T. Raja and Justice Bharathi Chakravarthi constituted the single-member fee.

The order follows a public curiosity litigation (PIL) filed by an individual, Rajkamal from Veppampattu in Tiruvallur district. He had filed the PIL searching for a CBI probe into the matter. The petitioner mentioned that even after 70 years of Independence, untouchability exists within the nation and added that social justice which was provided within the Structure was additionally an extended dream for the SC/ST communities within the nation.

He mentioned that the SC/ST folks have been thought of as second-class residents within the nation. He submitted earlier than the courtroom that even after constituting a CB-CID group, there was no progress within the case and requested a CBI investigation into the matter.

Tamil Nadu extra advocate basic R. Raveendran submitted the report of the CB-CID investigating officer and knowledgeable the courtroom that the company had interrogated 147 folks within the case and added that there have been contradictory statements from these witnesses. He mentioned that as a result of contradictory statements, additional investigation is being carried out.

The human faeces have been discovered within the consuming water tank in December 2022.

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