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Madras HC orders RPO to consider passport application of senior DMK leader

The Madras High Court Thursday set aside an order of the regional passport officer rejecting senior DMK leader Durai Murugan s application for re-issue of his passport and directed the authority to consider his plea in accordance with law. When the petition of Murugan seeking a direction to re-issue his passport came up, Justice Pushpa Satyanarayana said, ... The application of the petitioner was rejected by the respondent on the ground that there were criminal cases pending against the petitioner (in magistrate court), which led to adverse profile report. There was no material to show that the magistrate concerned had taken cognisance of the alleged criminal cases, hence it cannot be stated that criminal proceeding was pending before the court, she said. She observed that the pendency of the FIR on the file of police station cannot be equated with pendency of criminal proceedings before the court. Allowing the plea, the judge however noted that there was indeed a case pending ...

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