New Delhi, May 25: The Supreme Court on Friday said that advocate G.S. Mani’s writ plea seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged police firing during the protest in Thoothukudi will be heard on Monday.
Yesterday, Mani moved the apex court seeking the registration of an FIR and probe by the CBI against Thoothukudi Collector, Superintendent of Police and other police officials.
#Thoothukudi petition: Supreme Court today asked the petitioner GS Mani to mention the matter again on Monday. The Court said it can't hear it today. Mani has sought a court monitored CBI probe into the police firing matter
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2018
At least 13 people were killed in the protest so far, and more than 60 injured when the protestors in the district started protesting against the construction of a new smelter plant by Sterlite Copper.
In a wake of security, internet services have been suspended in Thoothukudi and Section 144 is imposed by authorities.
Earlier in the day, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi along with Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan was detained in Egmore after a DMK-led Opposition held a protest against police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest.