The election brings an end to constitutional uncertainties since President Gotabaya dissolved the parliament after his poll victory last year so as to let Mahinda become Prime Minister despite the SLPP not commanding a majority.
Officials and insiders who had direct access to Jayalalithaa and her residence recalled how she zealously maintained her books with serial numbers and title stickers. And of the long hours she spent reading on the first floor of Veda Nilayam.
The bench also directed the prosecutor to get instructions from the state government regarding the parole request and directed the court registry to inform the counsel for the Governor’s office to get appropriate instruction as to the disposal of the recommendation.
Probed by the Colombo Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Department, the probe into the Easter Sunday blasts has result in the arrest of around 200 suspects, and the investigation is in its final stages.
The daughter of forest brigand Veerappan, who was killed by police in 2004, is now a 29-year-old law graduate who runs a “school for kids” in Krishnagiri — and the new vice-president of the BJP's Tamil Nadu youth wing.
Manikandan says in his complaint that they introduced themselves as police officers from the Tiruchendur, and that they handcuffed him, took away all his cash, his ATM card, his ID cards and drove him to Tiruchendur.
Following the arrests, the CB-CID altered two FIRs registered in connection with the case. While earlier, the deaths of Jeyaraj and his son Bennix were registered as 'suspicious deaths', murder charges have now been added against the five police personnel.
The report names Sub-Inspectors Balakrishnan and Raghu Ganesh as having led the torture, with Inspector Sridhar playing “an active role” and urging them on. The same three officers are named in the deaths of Jeyaraj and Bennix, and have been suspended.
Many of these experts also said that the current situation is unlikely to overwhelm the state’s health system in coming weeks if the ongoing efforts to contain the outbreak in Chennai — with an intense lockdown — succeed.