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Madras High Court Initiates Review of Former Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam’s Acquittal in Corruption Case

Allegations of Selective Case Handling:

The decision to revisit Panneerselvam’s acquittal comes in the wake of allegations made by DMK’s organising secretary, RS Bharati. He has raised concerns about the judge’s selective approach to DMK leader’s cases. Questions were also raised about the lack of reviews for acquittals and discharges of leaders from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), including O Panneerselvam.

A Broader Initiative for Impartiality:

This move is part of a broader initiative by Justice Venkatesh to reassess cases that have raised suspicions of partiality or procedural anomalies. The court’s actions underscore the judiciary’s dedication to ensuring that justice is not only done but is also seen to be done, maintaining credibility and public trust in the legal system.

Maintaining Credibility and Fairness:

The Madras High Court’s decision to scrutinise the 2012 order that acquitted O Panneerselvam serves as a reminder of the judiciary’s responsibility to uphold the rule of law and maintain a fair and transparent legal process. The review process signifies the court’s commitment to impartiality and determination to address any doubts regarding the integrity of legal proceedings.

A-Pillar of Justice:

As the court prepares to review O Panneerselvam’s acquittal and potentially sets a precedent for similar cases, it reaffirms its role as a pillar of justice in Tamil Nadu and beyond. The hearing, scheduled for September 7, promises a thorough and diligent examination of legal merits and the pursuit of truth.

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