HC drops contempt plea against Centre's officials

By PTI Published on Jun 21, 2018 10:55 AM IST

Madurai: The Madras High Court dropped a contempt proceeding against some Union Health Ministry officials for their failure to comply with its order to fix by 31 December, 2017 the location for an upcoming AIIMS in the State.

A Madurai bench of the high court dropped the proceeding after a Central government counsel informed the court that the Centre has already notified the state government about its decision to set up AIIMS at Thoppur near here.

The bench of justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahamed was hearing a plea by one K K Ramesh for initiating contempt proceeding against the Union Health Ministry officials.