Another advocate urged the court to restrain the police from harassing the residents of Thoothukudi in the guise of investigation.
She also refused to order transfer of related cases from the Madurai Bench of the High Court to the principal seat in Chennai.
Besides, the human rights commissions as well as the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commissions were also conducting an inquiry into the incident.
Rajagopalan convinced the Chief Justice and her companion judge Justice P.T.
The judges acceded to his request and posted the cases for hearing on July 9.
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