The Madras High Court has directed the State Bar Council to identify and take action against the lawyers who are investigating the Kallakurichi student case in the media.
In the case filed by her father Ramalingam regarding the death of a Kallakurichi schoolgirl, the Madras High Court had ordered a fair investigation and the appointment of a Special Investigation Team to investigate the riots. Yesterday, when the case came up for hearing again before Justice Satishkumar, in the order he issued, he expressed displeasure that even after ordering no media investigation regarding the matter, some electronic media and social media were airing interviews with people who had no expertise in the matter.
It is also said that even after the Jipmar team submitted its report, some lawyers, who are not experts in the matter, are comparing the two post-mortem reports and giving different opinions in the media. Stating that it is not suitable for the legal profession to conduct an investigation alone as a lawyer, the judge ordered the State Bar Council to identify and take action against the lawyers who are investigating the student’s case in the media.
The judge has also warned that the court will not hesitate to take action against the lawyers who do not follow the order of the court. The judge expressed appreciation to the government and the Special Investigation Team for taking steps to fully uncover the incidents that took place in the death of the student. He said that the Special Investigation Team should take appropriate action against the social media, YouTube channels and persons who are spreading wrong information and the government has commended the investigation and brought the incidents to light without leaving anything behind which caused the death of the student.
While expressing appreciation to the government and the Special Investigation Team, he also advised them to ensure that the investigation is completed and the final report is submitted quickly. He further pointed out that this Court has seen in its experience cases where the complainant himself becomes the accused and the investigation team has not yet reached such a stage when the investigation is not over.
In the interim report of the investigation filed by the Special Investigation Committee, various circumstances have been revealed; Explaining in the order that they cannot be published in the current state, the hearing of the case has been adjourned to September 27.