HC summons Home Secretary, DGP for not permitting RSS rally despite court order

Madras High Court on Wednesday summoned Tamil Nadu Home Secretary P Amudha, Director General of Police Shankar Jiwal, and top police officers in the contempt of court proceedings initiated by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for denying permission to its route marches.

Justice G Jayachandran directed the State officials to remain present before present before the Court after four weeks.

Senior counsel G Rajagopal, who appeared for the RSS members, told the Court that while it had passed a common order on October 17, 2023, directing the police to grant permission for the route marches in 35 places across the State on October 22 and 29, the State had refused to act on such order.

Additional Public Prosecutor R Muniyapparaj however, sought time saying that the State had filed an appeal before the Supreme Court that was likely to come up for hearing on November 3.