BENGALURU:The High Court on Wednesday stayed the FIR and further proceedings against K M Prasad, one of the key staffers of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) accused in the alleged murder attempt on senior IAS officer V Rashmi.
Prasad approached the High Court seeking quashing of the FIR and further proceedings against him in connection with the assault on Rashmi, who was director-general of Administrative Training Institute (ATI) in Mysuru, last year.
Prasad , who was deputed as a faculty member, was also accused of fund misappropriation. Rashmi had recommended sending him back to his parent Social Welfare Department after she exposed a `100-crore scam at the ATI when Amita Prasad was director-general.
According to the chargesheet filed by M P Jayamaruthi, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Devaraja Sub-Division, Mysuru, three accused G M Sarveshwar, Prasad and Ananth Srinivas Narasimhachar provoked the grieving relatives of a staffer who had committed suicide, some employees and former contract employees to attack Rashmi on October 15, 2014.
When ATI’s Gazetted Manager Venkatesh’s body was taken to the ATI premises, Rashmi and Joint Director K R Sundar were returning after paying their last respects. Prasad shouted that Rashmi was responsible for Venkatesh’s death and said “Don’t spare her, smash her to death”, according to the chargesheet.
In the petition, Prasad claimed that the second FIR cannot be registered on the same charges. The Nazarbad police had registered the first FIR based on the complaint by Rashmi’s gunman and the second on Rashmi’s complaint.
Mining Scam: Notice to CBI
The High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the CBI in connection with the anticipatory bail petitions filed by Congress MLA Anil H Lad and his wife Aarti Lad, Directors of M/S VSL Mining Company.
Hearing the bail pleas filed by Anil and his wife Aarti, Justice L Narayanaswamy issued a notice to the CBI. On Monday, the CBI Special Court had dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas of Anil and Aarti in connection with illegal export of iron ore. The duo challenged this order before the High Court.
The High Court on Wednesday dismissed two petitions challenging the award of a tender for this year’s Dasara exhibition at Doddakere Ground in Mysuru. The petitioners M/s Ashwini Enterprises, and Fun World and Resorts (India) Pvt Ltd., contended that the minimum requirement of 60 days was not complied with as the tender notification was issued on August 18 for the exhibition scheduled to begin on October 15.