Flaying the Corporation of Chennai for continuously violating its orders on erecting.digital banners, the Madras High Court Wednesday asked how it was allowed during observance of the second death anniversary of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and warned of contempt of court action A division bench, comprising Justices M Sathyanarayanan and P Rajamanickam, said that its orders on the matter were being continuously violated and warned the officials concerned that they would have to face contempt of court.
It then posted the matter for further hearing on Friday. The bench had on November 29 warned thatit may not hesitate to deal with the issue with an iron hand by summoning the printer, sponsor, as well as people whose pictures appear on such banners, if it came across violations of its order.
Also, the bench said there were no details on the banners, saying that permission has been granted for putting them up. On December 3, the court had directed the city Corporation Commissioner to produce all relevant records relating to applications from the Tamil Nadu government and political parties for erection of digital banners on the eve of the MGR centenary celebrations.
Also, it had directed the city Police Commissioner to produce a no objection certificate issued by the traffic wing. Besides, it directed the government pleader in-charge Jayaprakash Narayan to file status reports on the erection of the banners throughout the state and on the permission granted by the local bodies as well as the police.
(With inputs from agencies.)