The Madras Higher Court docket has mentioned that site visitors stoppage in situation of motion of dignitaries, which includes the state’s governor, main minister and main justice, need to not be far more than 5 to 10 minutes. Initial Bench, comprising Main Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose, also mentioned exceptions may possibly only be manufactured in the situation of visits of substantial-degree dignitaries these as the president and the primary minister, who at times visit and whose visits have been intimated and publicised in advance. “As considerably as achievable, site visitors need to not be stopped for far more than 5 to 10 minutes or so for the intent of the motion of motor vehicles of substantial dignitaries, be it the governor, the main minister, the main justice (for whom the site visitors require not at all be saved ready) or any one else,” it mentioned.
The bench gave the instructions in its buy even though disposing of a community interest litigation (PIL) petition by S Doraisamy, an advocate of the substantial court, in search of appropriate motion against leading city traffic police officers for allegedly restraining him wrongfully on a most important street near the substantial court on March 22 last yr next a site visitors jam. “No motion is warranted. The petition is disposed of by directing the respondent police authorities to make sure appropriate site visitors regulation and no cost movement of site visitors to the extent achievable,” the bench mentioned.
It, having said that, manufactured it apparent that the instructions will not avoid the police authorities from diverting site visitors from certain streets in situation of a visit to the city of substantial dignitaries these as the president and the primary minister or in other exigencies.
The petitioner submitted that he skipped an appointment with his health care provider on that day due to the site visitors jam. He more alleged that on an enquiry with the police, he came to know that the main minister was intended to go to RK Nagar in North Chennai for a political assembly, but the assembly experienced obtained delayed for some cause.
The court mentioned it appeared that in this situation there was a site visitors jam, which certain site visitors policemen could not manage. No situation was manufactured out in the PIL for penal motion against the commissioner of police or the deputy commissioners of police, impleaded as respondents. It was nobody’s situation that these officers have been existing at the location or have been even aware of the site visitors dislocation. In any situation, no situation of misconduct has been manufactured out against them, the bench ruled.
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