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HC restrains police from taking any coercive steps against 2 DMK MPs

: The Madras High Court on Saturday restrained police from taking any coercive steps till May 29 against DMK MPs T R Baalu and Dayanithi Maran for allegedly making derogatory remarks against SC community members. Granting interim status quo on their petitions, Justice M Nirmal Kumar also issued notice to the police. The matter relates to the press meet the MPs held on May 13 after meeting the state Chief Secretary with other party members on the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Tamil Nadu, where they allegedly made some derogatory remarks against the Scheduled Caste community. Following this, an FIR was filed against them by police under Sections 3(1)(u)and 3(1) (v) of the Scheduled caste Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Attrocities) Act, 1989. After the arrest of DMK s Rajya Sabha MP R S Bharathi today morning for alleged disparaging remarks against the community, the MPs, apprehending arrest, moved the quash and Anticipatory bail petitions before the High Court. The ...

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