CHENNAI: The Chennai civic body has sealed the printing shop which had printed the hoarding and flex banners for a AIADMK functionary.
Police said a team of officials from Greater Chennai Corporation sealed 'Shanmuga graphic and sticker' shop in Adambakkam, that had printed both the banner and flex boards for the wedding celebration the AIADMK functionary's son. In December 2018, the civic body had said strict action including fine and jail term, would be slapped on those putting up hoardings without permission.
The functionary, Jayagopal, a former AIADMK councilor, for whose son's marriage the banner was installed, was booked after one of the hoardings put up on the Pallavaram - Thoraipakam radial road, claimed the life of 23- year-old techie, Subashri in Pallikaranai, on Thursday.
Acting on a complaint from assistant engineer Kamal Raj of the Chennai corporation, police registered a case against Jayagopal under Section 4 of The Tamil Nadu Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act 1959, for installing the hoarding without permission.
Also, activist 'Traffic' Ramaswamy, lodged a complaint at the Pallikaranai police station demanding that an FIR be registered against the erring officials including concerned police officer, corporation department official and ruling party persons, who put up the hoarding.
It may be recalled that Subashri Ravi, a software engineer from Chrompet, was crushed to death by a water tanker at Pallikaranai in Chennai while she was on her way back home from work. She was thrown off her scooter as the hoarding fell on her, and was run over by the water tanker....