SALEM: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Sunday his government would recommend to the Chief Justice of the Madras High court to set up a special court to try sexual offences cases.
Mr. Palaniswami was speaking at a function at Edappadi near here, after the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Justice Ms. Vijaya K Tahilramani inaugurated the District-Munsif-cum-Judicial Magistrate court there.
This new court will try cases from places falling within the police station jurisdictional limits of Edappadi, Poolampatti and Konganapuram, he said, adding, 908 pending cases from Sankagiri courts will be transferred to the new court.
Mr. Palaniswami said in the last eight years of AIADMK rule, Rs. 1,000 crore had been earmarked for augmenting infrastructure for the Judiciary including new court buildings, residential quarters for the Judges, besides for other facilities.
Listing the various new court buildings sanctioned by the government in recent years, Mr. Palaniswami said the holding of Lok Adalats and recourse to alternate judicial redress mechanism was helping to expedite the disposal of pending cases in various courts. The government has also been earmarking sufficient funds for computerization facilities in the courts, he said.
“We respect the Judiciary and our Judges utmost for we believe that Teachers and Judges are like Gods,” Mr. Palaniswami said.
Apart from the Chief Justice, High court Judges, Mr. Justice M M Sundaresh, Mr. Justice G.K. Ilanthirayan, Salem Principal District and Sessions Judge, Mr. S. Kumaraguru, State Law minister, C.Ve. Shanmugham, Salem district collector, Mr. S.A. Raman, and Salem district SP, Ms. Deepa Kanikar, besides large number of lawyers were among those who participated in the function....