Chennai: The Madras high court has directed a Law Student to do social service by way of planting at least 10 tree-saplings in the campus of Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pudhupakkam, as a pre-condition for discharge from a police FIR arraigning him among other accused in a case of Pachaiyappa’s College Students unrest in the city.
Justice M.S.Ramesh gave the directive on a petition filed by E.Durai Raj, a second year B.A.,LLB student of Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pudhupakkam.
The case of Durai Raj was that there was a discrepancy in the FIR that he belonged to Pachaiyappa’s college and raised slogans in support of students on the opening day of Pachaiyappa’s college, whereas he was a student of Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College. However, the petitioner admitted that he was present at the scene.
Holding that the young man’s career should not suffer on account of this case, Justice Ramesh took the magnanimous view that the ends of justice would be served, if Durai Raj gives an undertaking that he will do social service by planting at least 10 tree-saplings in Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pudhupakkam.
The judge said, “The petitioner should ensure that the trees are well watered, at least for one month and report the action taken to the Principal, Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pudhupakkam. With such a condition, the impugned FIR on the file of the Ayyanavaram police, stands quashed”....