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NPC chief minister summoned before court of appeal

The chief minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran has been summoned to appear before the Court of Appeal on September 7 over a contempt of court in relation to the removal of a former NPC minister, B Deniswaran. 

Mr Deniswaran was removed from his ministerial position in August 2017 following an investigation into corruption and the misuse of funds in 2016.  

Following Chief Minister Wigneswaran's call for resignations of those found to be involved in corruption, the ITAK launched a no-confidence motion against him, which was later withdrawn. 

Mr Deniswaran states that Mr Wigneswaran ignored an interim order issued by the Court of Appeal against a gazette notification on his removal from his post. 

He also states the Court of Appeal issued an order to reinstate him, which was ignored by the NPC chief minister.