HC Deb 30 June 1884 vol 289 c1665

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is a fact that one Vijiaraghava Chariar, finding his petitions for redress unattended to by the Government of Madras, has sued the Secretary of State for injuries caused him by that Government in wrongfully and illegally removing him in 1882, on the Report of Dr. Macleane, Magistrate of Salem, from the post of Municipal Commissioner; whether the High Court has found the Secretary of State liable for the conduct of the Governor of Madras, liable for damages, liable for the costs of complainant, and liable for interest on both these amounts until paid in full; and, whether the Governor of Madras, or the State, is to pay the amount of the decree?


It appears from the newspapers, but is not otherwise known to the India Office, that the individual named recently brought an action against the Government to recover damages for his having been removed by the Government of Madras from his office as one of the Municipal Commissioners of the town of Salem; and that the High Court of Madras decided that the removal was illegal, and gave the plaintiff a decree in the usual form for 100 rupees damages with costs. The amount decreed will doubtless be paid by Government in the ordinary manner.