Karunanidhi Faces Supreme Court's Ire


New Delhi, Aug 4: The Supreme Court on Monday threatened to issue arrest warrants against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Union Transport Minister T R Baalu and four others for failing to respond to a contempt notice on the Sethusamudram bandh row.

A bench of justice B N Aggrawal and G S Singhvi, however, granted four weeks time to Karunanidhi, Baalu and four others to file fresh replies to the show cause notice issued by it.

The bench took a serious view after noting that the chief minister and others had failed to file their reply to the contempt notice issued by it in the first week of October last year.

The bench regretted that though the Tamil Nadu government has been seeking time and adjournments frequently for filing the response on a show cause notice, it pointed out that on March 31st this year they had sought four weeks time to file their replies but failed to do so.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagham chief and leader of the opposition J Jayalalithaa complained that the response to the show cause notice on contempt was filed only on July 30th.

The apex court after fresh request from the Tamil Nadu counsel then granted four more weeks' time to file replies on the contempt notices.

The apex court, in October last year, had issued contempt notices to the chief minister and others for going ahead with the October 1 state-wide bandh on the Sethusamudram issue despite the bench restraining them.


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  • Simon Lasrados, Sullia/Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 04 2008

    If Karunanidi is arrested on Sethu samudram bandh row,then he will shout "kole pandrango,kole pandrango"

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