In 1998, over 30 people died after consuming spurious liquor. Following that a road blockade was held and the case was filed in connection with that. Reddy faces disqualification as an MLA in view of the conviction unless it is stayed by a higher court.
NGT in December set aside the Tamil Nadu government order for closure of mining company Vedanta Ltd's sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin, which was at the centre of massive protests over alleged pollution, saying it was "non sustainable" and "unjustified".
A student said the posters had been put up near two entrances of the north Indian mess located on the second floor
of Himalaya Mess Complex, specifying separate entry points and wash basins for non-vegetarian and vegetarian students.
Nedunchezhiyan (aka Nedu), Ravindran (aka Madhu) and Muniyappan were awarded capital punishment by the trial court in February 2007. They submitted a review petition to Supreme Court and in 2016, the apex court reduced their punishment to life imprisonment.