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Dharmapuri violence: Dalit victims provided with relief

Chennai: The Dharmapuri Collector today submitted before the Madras High Court that adequate relief has been provided to the victims of the 7 November clash between high caste Hindus and Dalits. Steps have also been taken to maintain law and order in the area.

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In a counter affidavit on a PIL filed by one Sengkodi praying for a direction to CBI to hold probe the incident, District Collector R Lilly said since administration had done everything as per law and the criminal cases filed had been transferred to the CB CID, the question of transferring the cases to CBI for further investigation did not arise.

Superintendent of Police, Dharmapuri, in his counter said seven cases had been registered and so far 142 persons had been arrested in connection with the violent incidents and adequate police protection was being provided to all the SC villages in the area.

When the case came up before a Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam, Dharmapuri Govt Medical Hospital Dean submitted all medical facilities and care with good nursing would be provided to Mangammal, one of the victims of the violent incident. The bench posted the matter after two weeks.

PTI