HC orders re-hearing of Bangalore 'Bobbitt' case

BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday directed a lower court to conduct hearing into a case relating to the alleged attempt to murder of a man by his girlfriend. A

Published: 17th January 2012 03:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:15 PM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday directed a lower court to conduct hearing into a case relating to the alleged attempt to murder of a man by his girlfriend.

A dentist, Dr Syeda, had allegedly bobbitised her boyfriend, Dr Mir Arsha Ali Khan, in November 2008, after she came to know that he was already married. According to the police, Dr Syeda invited Dr Khan to her clinic, Miswak Dental Clinic in Koramangala 8th block, when she offered him a sedative-laced soft drink.

After he fell unconscious, she reportedly cut off his genitals, and admitted him to Sagar Hospital.

Dr Syeda, who is now out on bail, had approached a lower court pleading to discharge her from charge of attempt to murder, which was rejected. She then approached the High Court stating that she never wanted to kill him.

Abide by expert panel: High Court to NHAI

BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to file an undertaking stating that they will abide by an expert panel to set up a lake development authority.

An impleading application was filed before a division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna by renowned ornithologist Zafar Fatehully objecting to the NHAI proposal to construct a service road over the Hunasamaranahalli tank bed.

The petitioners submitted that the NHAI also had plans to construct similar roads in four more lakes.

“The NHAI plans to utilise the Meenakunte Lake, spread over 1,000 sq m; Chikkajala Lake, spread over 3,000 square metrex; Chikkajala government pond, measuring 758 sq m; and Kadiganahalli Lake, measuring 850 sq m; where their project works are on. Later, the counsel for NHAI stated that there lakes have all but dried up, to which the petitioners objected and said that most lakes in South India and Sri Lanka are man-made and are aimed at rainwater harvesting. They dry up only in summer nears,” he added.

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