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Two days after 25 remand prisoners staged an agitation at Madurai Central Prison, a public interest litigation petition filed at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday sought constitution of a fact-finding team to probe the incident.

The petitioner, Aseervatham of Madurai, sought a probe into the incident by a fact-finding team comprising a Chief Judicial Magistrate and two advocate commissioners to find out the reasons for the agitation.

‘Treated badly’

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Madurai: Following the recent protest by inmates inside the Madurai Central Prison demanding better facilities in prison and the subsequent violence, human rights organisation, People’s Watch has moved the Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Friday seeking directions to the chief judicial magistrate, Madurai along with two advocate commissioners to immediately visit prison and ensure non-escalation of further violence. 

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‘Why are the police asking irrelevant questions?’: Disquiet grows over missing Sterlite activist

RS Mugilan disappeared last month after publicly accusing top police officials of colluding with Sterlite to ‘orchestrate violence’ during the Thoothukudi stir.

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