QChennai: Jaya Death Anniversary; Hidden Camera in Women’s Hostel

1. Commission Probing Jaya’s Death Bars Reports Discussing It

Justice Arumugaswamy’s commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death prohibits reports discussing circumstances leading to her death.

Justice Arumugaswamy’s commission probing Jayalalithaa’s death prohibits reports discussing circumstances leading to her death. News agencies have been asked to obtain prior permission before publication or telecast of such reports.

This order comes on the eve of Jaya’s second death anniversary. News agencies have also been asked to submit any documentary evidence that they may possess. A TV channel had recently telecast a six episode program on Jayalalithaa’s death mystery, to which Sasikala’s lawyer had objected and sought submission of evidence.

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2. Hidden Camera Found in Chennai Women's Hostel, Police Arrest Owner of Property

Chennai police have arrested 48-year-old Sampath Raj, owner of a women’s hostel in Aadambakkam, after they found that he had kept hidden cameras in several parts of the accommodation.

Chennai police have arrested 48-year-old Sampath Raj, owner of a women's hostel in Aadambakkam, after they found that he had kept hidden cameras in several parts of the accommodation including the bathroom. Police inspected the hostel on Tuesday after they received a complaint from the women tenants on 2 December.

Police tell TNM that Sampath alias Sanjay, had posted details of the accommodation on the group Flats & Flatmates which is popular on Facebook. "There were a total of six cameras set up around the house. The first one was found by a girl when she was using the bathroom. She kept trying to plug a hair dryer into the socket and realised that the plug wouldn't go in. She became suspicious and dismantled and saw that there was a hidden camera," says an investigating officer.

(Source: The News Minute)

3. SC Dismisses Plea for Protests on Marina

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a special leave petition filed by P Ayyakannu, leader of a farmers’ association, to protest in Chennai’s iconic Marina Beach.

The Supreme Court refused to entertain a special leave petition filed by P. Ayyakannu, leader of a farmers’ association, to protest in Chennai’s iconic Marina Beach.

“We find no reason to entertain this special leave petition, which is, accordingly, dismissed,” a Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Ajay Rastogi said in a short order on Monday.

In September, the High Court had set aside an earlier order by a single judge permitting protests on the Marina. The Division Bench had said that “the right to protest has been continuously misunderstood [by those seeking permission for protests] as a right to inconvenience the general public”.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Chennai Chokhi Dhani Staff Hit Kids, Threatened to Make Them Drink Camel's Urine, Say Parents

In a shocking allegation against Chennai Public School in Thirumazhisai, parents who sent their wards on a field trip have alleged that the students were forced to drink camel urine and beaten up when they refused.

When the children began to feel claustrophobic, they reportedly knocked on the door and the Chokhi Dhani staff member beat the children with a PVC pipe from the bathroom. One student of the school alleged that they were hit on the head and ears. “They showed us a bottle and said it is camel urine and we will be made to drink. I refused. Then they hit me with an iron rod,” said the student. The parent says that the kids were offered urine as part of the 'experience', but they refused.

(Source: The News Minute)

5. BJP Slams Vaiko for Black-Flag Protests Against PM Modi

Vaiko had raised a banner of protest against the PM saying that he has acted against the interest of the Tamils.

Union Minister and BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan slammed MDMK general secretary Vaiko for threatening to wave black flags every time Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Tamil Nadu. Radhakrishnan said that BJP accepts the challenge.

"The prime minister will visit Tamil Nadu and continue to provide welfare measures to the state. We are ready to face any kind of agitation. I accept the challenge," Radhakrishnan told. Coming down heavily on the MDMK chief, Radhakrishnan said Vaiko's statement panders to the interest of the parties he is associated with and was made to gain political mileage. Vaiko had raised a banner of protest against the PM saying that he has acted against the interest of the Tamils.

(Source: India Today)

6. TN Transgender Cop Attempts to Kill Self on Video, Alleges Abuse from Her Superiors

A trans woman police officer from Ramanathapuram district was admitted to hospital after she tried to kill herself, allegedly due to verbal abuse from her superior officers in the police force while on duty. Nasriya, a transgender woman, joined the Armed Reserve police in Ramanathapuram district a few months ago. On Monday night, in a self-shot video, which went viral on WhatsApp, Nasriya is seen mixing a powdered substance in a bottle of water and drinking it.

In the video, she alleges that three of her senior officers were using abusive language against her. “They are talking bad about my discipline and character,” she is heard saying.

(Source: The News Minute)

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