Chennai News Highlights March 2: 320 New Covid Cases in TN; government announces further easing of Covid-19 curbs

Newly elected local representatives during a meeting with Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi, at the TNCC office, Sathyamurthy Bhavan, in Chennai. (PTI photo)

More than 3,700 posters have been removed and Rs 2.70 lakh collected from the concerned political parties, which they pasted on the walls of the city during the city council elections on Feb. 19, the Madras High Court was told on Tuesday.

When P Arumugam of T Nagar’s PIL petition, who ran as an independent candidate as an independent candidate for the position of councilor in the No. 117 Ward No. 117 District Council, went into further consideration today, State Election Commission counsel told the first bank of Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy that all posters have been removed and the costs have been recovered from the political parties/candidates involved.

The first bench of the Madras High Court was informed on Tuesday that a peacock idol, who went missing in 2004 from the famous Sri Kapaleeshwarar-Karpagambal Temple at Mylapore in Chennai, is believed to be buried in the shrine tank. State Prosecutor Hasan Mohammed Jinnah filed this when the PIL of Rangarajan Narasimhan from Srirangam in Tiruchirappalli district came for further investigation on Tuesday.

Four people, including a medical student, were recently arrested by Chennai police for repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl for more than a month. The suspect would also have introduced her to drugs, according to the police.

According to the police, the girl complained of some health complications, after which she opened up to her parents and told her ordeal. Based on a complaint filed at the Vadapalani All Women Police Station, the police have arrested the accused under the provisions of the POCSO Act.

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