Madras High Court on Thursday rejected the plea for an urgent hearing Habeas Corpus petitions which alleged illegal detention of 130-odd ruling AIADMK MLAs after the Tamil Nadu government said the legislators were staying at the MLAs’ Hostel and “free to move around”.
Additional Public Prosecutor, who appeared for the government, informed that the MLAs who attended the AIADMK Legislature Party Meeting were staying in the MLAs’ Hostel in Chennai and free to move around.
The court said that if the petitioners were still of the view that MLAs were under detention, then they could file a PIL instead of HCP.
In his petition, K Balu said AIADMK MLA R T Ramachandran of Kunnam constituency in Ariyalur District, had gone missing since attending a party meeting a couple of days ago. He claimed the MLA was not accessible by phone also.