The Madras Excessive Courtroom has directed the State Authorities to pay a compensation of ₹1 lakh to a girl lawyer who suffered a extreme blow and needed to be hospitalised when some policemen chased an accused contained in the Chengalpattu district court docket campus on July 28, 2017.
Justice S.M. Subramaniam made it clear that the cash shouldn’t be recovered from the police personnel involved since they had been solely performing their obligation and had no intention to trigger hurt to the lawyer. Nevertheless, the sufferer needs to be compensated by the State, he ordered.
The orders had been handed whereas disposing of a writ petition filed by the lawyer M.E.V. Thulasi in 2019 in search of a path to the Dwelling Secretary and Director Common of Police to provoke departmental motion in opposition to two head constables and one Grade I constable who had brought about accidents to her.
The petitioner informed the court docket that she had simply stepped out of the court docket corridor of an Extra District Decide at Chengalpattu after arguing a civil swimsuit on the fateful day when she suffered a extreme blow on her physique on account of the chase and collapsed close to the chambers of the decide.
Since she was bleeding profusely from her brow, the Chengalpattu Bar members admitted her on the native authorities hospital. From there, she was shifted to a personal hospital and needed to incur enormous expense of ₹3 lakh for present process a surgical procedure on her proper knee.
The petitioner’s counsel Ma. Gouthaman accused the policemen of being the explanation for her distress by indulging within the negligent act of barging into the court docket premises of their nervousness to catch the accused Venkatesan, wished in lots of legal instances and involving themselves in a hasty chase.
Then again, Authorities Advocate S. Rajesh mentioned, solely the accused and never the police might be blamed for the accidents suffered by the lawyer. He mentioned that Venkatesan was a hardcore legal and the policemen had solely taken earnest efforts to arrest him when he tried to flee.
After listening to each side, Justice Subramaniam concluded that the policemen couldn’t be punished for having carried out their obligation. Nevertheless, the State ought to essentially compensate for the medical bills incurred by the harmless petitioner who ended up getting damage within the scorching chase, he mentioned.