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Madras HC slaps exemplary cost for filing a petition against a woman IAS officer

PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

The Madras High Court today slapped an exemplary cost of Rs one lakh on a petitioner for filing a petition against a woman IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh, seeking a CBI probe into her community certificate.

Justices M Duraisamy and Anitha Summan directed the petitioner to pay the cost to the IAS officer Nagalakshmi and her husband Selvaraj within a period of four weeks.

The Judges said that the petition filed by Kasi Reddiar was only to threaten the officer and pressurize her to give up her claim towards the family property. It said the petitioner had deliberately filed the petition to threaten the officer, despite an earlier court direction not to reopen the proceedings as the issue of the community certificate had been already decided.

Nagalakshmi is currently working with the Andhra Pradesh state government.

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