Denial of Tribal Panchayat President in delegation of his duties by Sugumar (Code: TN-TRU-2022-175, Date: 09-Jan-2022 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-TRU-2022-175
Case year 09-Jan-2022
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

Fact Finding

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 10-Jan-2022
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Thiruvannamalai(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Vettavalam
Complaint date 11-Jan-2022
FIR date 27-Feb-2022

Case brief

Case summary

Mr. Mani – Irular Panchayat president has contested and won the local government elections held in December 2019 near Neelanthangal Village, KeelPennathur Union, Vettavalam Block of Tiruvannamalai District. For the last two years the Panchayat Secretary Mr. Sukumar has been intimidating the Panchayat President and getting his signature on the cheque. On 10.01.2022 at around 07.30 am the Panchayat Secretary has asked the Panchayat President to sign the cheque to withdraw money for Pongal expenses. But Mani had denied that he could not sign and immediately the secretary had verbally abused him in filthy and derogatory language referring to the caste names. The next day on 11.01.2022 he lodged a complaint with the District Collector. On 15.01.2022, the AD Panchayat, BDO, while conducting an investigation at the Nilanthangal Panchayat office, the Panchayat Secretary also attacked the vice-president Mr. Suresh. FIR was registered under the SC/ST PoA Act on 27.02.2022 at Vettavalam PS and the Panchayat Secretary Mr. Sukumar was arrested on 10.04.2022 and imprisoned in the Vellore Central Prison. 

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