A statement to this effect was made by G W Mattos, Additional Government Pleader, in the high court yesterday. 

However, Anjani Kumar Singh, the counsel for the organisation "Mann Ranglo", denied that the cultural body had flouted any norms earlier.

A bench of Justices S F Vajifdar and K R Sriram then asked the state government to file an affidavit in this regard.

The bench ordered that the affidavit shall be served on the petitioner latest by November 4, and gave liberty to the petitioner to apply for ad-interim relieves before the vacation judge on November 5.