Earthmover owner Chinnaswamy moved the court after police seized the vehicle. He contended that false cases were registered against him.
Justice G R Swaminathan directed the petitioner to submit an undertaking that he would pay a sum of Rs 75,000 to the revenue divisional officer, Usilampatti, and submit to the officials that he shall not involve in any offence in future that may lead to the seizure of the earthmover in question and that he would cooperate with the proceedings initiated by the officials in this regard.
“The petitioner shall completely desist from leasing out or using his earthmover for sand mining in future for any private party. If the petitioner is implicated in one more case and the vehicle in question is seized on one more occasion, the petitioner will not be entitled to claim interim custody of the vehicle pending,” the court said and directed that the authorities shall release the vehicle on completion of these formalities.