HYDERABAD: Making it clear that the court would not monitor the ongoing SIT probe into the incident of attack on YSRC president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at Visakhapatnam airport on Oct 25, a division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday granted time to the Andhra Pradesh government till Tuesday for filing status report of the case in a sealed cover before the court. The bench also directed for placing the details of SIT officials who were probing the case.
Besides, the bench directed the officials of CISF and Airport authority of India to give clarification on the issues falling under their jurisdiction. Senior counsel CV Mohan Reddy, appearing for Jagan, told the court that the investigation by AP police was going in a predetermined direction. He further said that the petitioner has not given his statement since he has no confidence in AP police, and hence seeking probe by an independent agency.
AP Advocate General Dammalapati Srinivas said that the petitioner had so far not handed over the shirt which has blood stains to the police and was not cooperating with the ongoing probe. After hearing both sides, the bench directed the AG to place status report of the case before it by Tuesday, and posted the case to Nov 13.
HC grants compensation in NCC quota issue
HYDERABAD: Holding the NCC Directorate responsible for playing havoc in the matters of preparation of priorities and in allowing candidates to participate in local Republic Day parade camp or inter-State or national sports and other events, a division bench of the City High Court on Friday directed the said directorate to pay compensation of `3 lakh to each of the petitioners as they have been wrongfully denied of appropriate priorities for admission into MBBS and BDS courses for 2018-19 academic year.
The bench, comprising Justice V Ramasubramanian and Justice J Uma Devi, was allowing the batch petitions filed by the aspiring students seeking directions to the authorities concerned to treat them as priority in the NCC merit list for admission into MBBS/BDS course for the academic year 2018-19. The petitioners’ aggrieved either by the grant of wrong priorities or by the alteration of priorities earlier granted to them, and seeking admission to UG medical courses under the one percent quota reserved for NCC cadets.
HC summons contractor in tree felling case
HYDERABAD: Expressing displeasure at the authorities for failure to take steps in plantation of saplings as an alternative to the trees which were cut down under various projects, a division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed the Telangana government to inform whether there were any guidelines to impose penalty if no saplings were planted in place of trees felling. It also directed the government to place details regarding the specified guidelines on the issue. It has become a farce that new saplings would be planted in place of trees which were being cut down, the bench remarked.
The bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice S V Bhatt was passing this order in the PIL filed by T Rajinikanth Reddy seeking directions to the authorities to stop tree felling Petitioner’s counsel T Srinivas told the court that the authorities have failed to prevent the contractor concerned from cutting down the trees of over 50 years old. While adjourning the case hearing to November 12, the bench directed the contractor concerned who was laying the pipeline works to appear before it on the next date of hearing.
HC pays tributes to advocate Murthy
HYDERABAD: The Bench and Bar of the Hyderabad High Court on Friday paid rich tributes to senior advocate Koka Srinivasa Murthy who passed away recently due to ill health.The Chief Justice and the Judges of the High Court assembled in the first court hall in the afternoon to pay condolences. The judges and the advocates recalled the services rendered by the senior advocate Murthy to the judiciary. A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed soul. The court work was also suspended for the day.