HC notice to TN govt, DGP on POllachi sex scandal

The Madras High Court today issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government, Director General of Police and Coimbatore Superintendent of Police on the Pollachi sex scandal.

The order was issued when a petition seeking an probe by special investigation team came up for hearing. The top officials have been directed by the court to give reply by June 7. Recently, the Madras High Court has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to pay Rs 25 lakh to a woman whose name was revealed twice by the government in connection with the Pollachi sexual assault case.
While Coimbatore Superintendent of Police SP Pandiarajan had mentioned her name during a press meet, Tamil Nadu Home Secretary Niranjan Mardi revealed it in an order transferring the case to the CBI.

The court also instructed the government to initiate action against Pandiarajan for revealing the identity of the survivor. The Pollachi case has caused a stir in the state.