Chennai: Noting that cases of clash between rowdy groups, resulting in injuries and deaths, are increasing day by day, the Madras high court has posed 25 queries to be answered by state and central governments, besides City police commissioner and DGP, by November 30.
A division bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.Baskaran posed the queries while passing further interim orders on a Habeas corpus petition filed by Velu, challenging his detention under the Goondas Act.
The 25 queries included the queries like how many rowdy gangs/paid killers (Mercenaries) are active in Chennai as well as throughout Tamil Nadu and in India?,
how many murders have been committed by the rowdy gangs/paid killers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and throughout India for the past 10 years?,
What are all other heinous crimes committed by the rowdy gangs and paid killers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and throughout India for the past 10 years?, how many cases have been registered against rowdy gangs/paid killers for the past 10 years in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and throughout the nation?, who are all engaging rowdy gangs/paid killers?, is it a fact that real estate sharks are engaging rowdy gangs/paid killers to grab/encroach the properties of innocent people?, what is the rate of conviction in the cases involving rowdy gangs and paid killers?, is it a fact that many political parties appoint persons with muscle power/criminal background as office bearers at every level?, which are all the political parties which are having criminals/persons with criminal background as office bearers?, is it a fact that many criminals/rowdies float political parties so that they could escape
from police or clutches of law?, is it a fact that rowdies/history sheeters/paid killers/gangsters are purchasing law degrees from other State law colleges to shield their criminal acts and to avoid police actions?, why not the State Government form a special wing in police headed by an officer in the rank of DGP to contain organized criminals/paid killers/history sheeters/gangsters and recruit officials and give them special training to deal with them and to investigate those cases effectively?, why not the State Government come out with a new Act, like “Maharashtra Control of Organized Crimes Act, 1999” (MCOCA) or similar Act as passed by Karnataka viz., “The Karnataka Control of Organized Crimes Act, 2000 (KCOCA)”, which would enable the police to deal with and control the Organized Criminals/paid killers effectively?, and why not the Union Government pass a legislation like MCOCA or KCOCA to control inter- state gangsters/criminals/paid killers?