Hyderabad HC tells police to allow Telangana Jana Samithi meet on April 29

Taking into consideration the submission of the Telangana government that it had no objection to accord permission for the Telangana Jana Samithi to hold its public meeting at Saroornagar stadium in t

Published: 17th April 2018 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2018 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Taking into consideration the submission of the Telangana government that it had no objection to accord permission for the Telangana Jana Samithi to hold its public meeting at Saroornagar stadium in the city on April 29, the High Court on Monday directed the deputy commissioner of police (LB Nagar) to accord permission for the TJS meeting within three days from the date of receipt of its application.

Justice M Seetharama Murti passed this order on a petition filed by TJS, represented by its state unit president Ambati Srinivas, challenging the order of the DCP, Rachakonda commissionerate, LB Nagar rejecting the application for permission for holding the party's public meeting at Saroornagar stadium.

When the matter came up for hearing on Monday, state's special counel S Sharat Kumar told the court that TJS would be granted permission to hold the public meeting by imposing some conditions to ensure that no untoward incident or law and order problem would arise. The police would have formal frisking of the participants before their entry into the stadium. As the stadium's capacity was 5,000 people, it would become a problem if the participants numbered more, he added and urged the court to direct the petitioner party to confine its participants number to around 5,000.

Disputing with the above submissions, petitioner's counsel B Rachna Reddy, while reminding the previous order of the High Court with regard to "Koluvulakai Kotlata" meeting by TJAC, pointed out that the police had always played delayed tactics in according permission. Further, she said that the actual capacity of the stadium was about one lakh people and the district authorities erred in giving the capacity figure of 5,000. She urged the court to issue necessary directions to the authorities in this regard.

After hearing both sides, the judge directed the DCP, LB Nagar to dispose of the TJS application within three days by according permission for its proposed public meeting with necessary conditions.

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