Chennai, Tamil Nadu News Live Updates July 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday morning launched a search operation at the special camp for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees at Tiruchirappalli to probe around 20 refugees residing there. The search, being led by NIA officers from Kochi, is in connection with the seizure of 300 kg of heroin, 5 AK-47 rifles, and 1,000 live rounds of 9mm ammunition off the coast of Vizhinjam, near Thiruvananthapuram, in March 2021.
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday shifted the Collector and superintendent of police of Kallakurichi district after rioting, arson and related incidents broke out at a private school in the state’s Kallakurichi on July 17 following the death of a Class 12 student on July 12, allegedly after she was tortured by teachers. Following the orders of the Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu DGP C Sylendra Babu constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident.
State School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said he and Public Works Department Minister E V Velu consoled the parents of the girl whose body was found in the school hostel on July 13. “We had assured to stand by the family and ensure justice to her. Also, after interaction with the students and parents we said we will support them in the students’ endeavour to pursue education,” the Minister said. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the plea made by the father of the student to stay the Madras High Court order to conduct a second autopsy.
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