The High Court has transferred two Fast Track Court (FTC) judges, seven district judges and 86 ad-hoc district judges on Thursday, with immediate effect.
According to a release from the Registrar General R B Budihal, some of the judges transferred are Shimoga FTC 1 presiding officer K H Konnur (transferred to KGF FTC) and Chitradurga FTC presiding officer I S Jantil (transferred to Sagar FTC). D R Renake has been posted as I Additional District and Sessions Judge, Davangere, M Sreedevi has been posted as II Additional District and Session Judge, Mysore, Rajendra Badamikar has been posted as III Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mysore, Khazi Jaibunnisa M has been posted as I Additional District and Session Judge, Tumkur, Eshappa Bhute as I Additional District and Sessions Judge, V S Upanal as II Additional and Sessions Judge, Gulbarga, and Prakash L Nadiger as II Additional and Sessions Judge, Dharwad.
‘Approach Centre Over NGT Sittings’
A HC division Bench directed the petitioner to approach the central government on issues related to the sitting of National Green Tribunal (NGT). The Bench asked him to adduce enough reasons to support his demand for directing the NGT to hold its sittings in the city. An advocate had filed PIL requesting the HC to direct the NGT to hold its sittings in Bangalore. He had contended that the NGT Act, 2010, provides for notifying the place/places of sitting though it does not permit bifurcation of the territory. As the NGT is holding its sittings only in Chennai, it is causing huge logistic problem to the people of state and the authorities concerned have to set up their offices in Chennai to attend the cases related to their departments.