The order had granted interim injunction restraining the DGP from interfering with the professional practice of those members of the association who held a valid registration certificate issued by the Tamil Nadu Siddha Medical Council till such time such registration continued to be valid to practise as Siddha Medical Practitioners as prescribed under the Indian Medicine Central Council Act.
Subsequent to the order, the government's Principal Secretary, in his communication to the DGP dated 15th June, 2010 this year, had made it clear that institutionally qualified practitioners of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, who were registered with the Tamil Nadu Board of Indian Medicine, were eligible to practice the respective system with Allopathy based on the training and teaching they had during the course. They could not exclusively practice Allopathy.
A further direction had also been issued in the communication.
Petitioners' counsel S. Prabakaran brought to the court's notice the arrest of members of the TNSMGA between 9th January, 2010 last year and 12th June, 2010 this year in violation of the court's order.
The Special Government Pleader placed before the court a circular memo issued by the police dated 19th June, 2010 this year.
Closing the contempt petition, Mr. Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla said in the light of the circular, it was imperative that no proceedings could be initiated against any of those registered practitioners of Siddha, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani.