Chennai, November 30: The Madras HC has ordered all banners to be taken down on Thursday Afternoon following the death of a 30-year-old software engineer who died after crashing into a banner erected for MGR Centenary celebrations in Coimbatore five days ago.
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A 30-foot tall arch (put up by the ruling AIADMK) whose legs occupied a good portion of the road at the accident spot has been pulled down, and police parties have been deployed near other such structures in the city.
The police continue to say that it was a truck that knocked down Ragupathi. What they don’t say is that Ragupathy could have hit the arch before falling in front of the truck. The graffiti which said ‘Who Killed Ragu?‘ was whitewashed by Coimbatore Corporation officials after which two youths were arrested for painting it on the road.
A police officer said they would release the footage soon, as the Madras high court is likely to hear the case on Friday. Meanwhile, petitioner ‘Traffic’ Ramasamy and Coimbatore-based activist K Kathirmathiyon have filed PILs in the Madras high court. Aravindan, an advocate, said the case will come up for hearing on Friday.
Inputs from Times of India