Puducherry tourism may be impacted: HC

Cautioning that Puducherry’s poor law and order situation would adversely affect tourism in the Union territory, the Madras high court has called for details pertaining to laws to deal with history-sheeters.

Justice K K Sasidharan has called for details such as the number of cases registered under the Puducherry Prevention of Antisocial Activities Act, 2008 (Puducherry’s version of TN’s Goondas Act), whether the detention orders of district collectors were rejected by the government, the number of approvals and the number of detentions which lapsed on account of delay on the part of the government.

The judge issued the directions while hearing a petition from V Calpanadevy of Muthialpet in Puducherry on Friday. In her petition, Calpanadevy, a retired government school teacher, submitted that a jailed goonda had threatened her family and demanded “protection money” for house construction. She moved the high court seeking action against the rowdy as well as an inspector of police who too sided with the antisocials.

Full report here Times of India 


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