The High Court on Tuesday set aside an interim order by a single judge in February giving relaxation to Vani Education Trust in providing admissions under the Right to Education Act (RTE).
A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna allowed the appeal filed by the state government challenging the single judge order. The single judge had directed the Education Department officials not to take coercive action against Vani Education Trust for not adhering to the provisions of the Right to Education Act (RTE).
The government in its appeal submitted that Vani Education Trust, which claims to have a minority status, has not obtained certification from a competent authority.
Further, Vani Eduction Trust and other members of the Karnataka State Minority Educational Institutions Managements’ Federation cannot be excluded from the RTE ambit as they had admitted students under RTE Act in the previous academic year, counsel representing the state government submitted.
He further submitted that according to Supreme Court directions, RTE should apply from 2012 itself and Vani Education Trust had given admissions under RTE in the academic year 2013-14 and the state government had also sanctioned `2.78 lakh to the trust. The trust had given a representation to the state government seeking minority status on February 10. The state has formed a three-member committee to deal with the issue, but the committee is yet to make recommendations and hence the state sought the setting aside of the single bench order.
The bench also directed the state government to consider the representation given by the members of the Karnataka State Minority Educational Institutions Managements’ Federation and disposed of an appeal.
Bail Petition Rejected
The High Court on Tuesday rejected a bail petition filed by Vivek Hebbar, proprietor of Dream Logistics Company (DLC) and son of Yellapur MLA Shivaram Hebbar.
Justice N Anand dismissed the petition filed by Vivek, who is one of the accused in the Belekeri port scam. The CBI court had earlier rejected the bail petition. Along with Vivek, CBI had filed chargesheet against 16 others. DLC allegedly exported nine lakh tonnes of ore between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010, of which three lakh tonnes were illegal. Sham Singh, cousin of MLA B S Anand Singh, Idli Yarriswamy and Kudligi MLA B Nagendra were arrested for supplying illegal ore to DLC.
CID Inquiry Sought
The High Court on Tuesday allowed a petition filed by one G Thimmaiah seeking Criminal Investigation Department (CID) inquiry into the selling of fake stamp paper by notary B V Keshava Bhat in Bhimaguli last year.
It is said that Bhat was found with two fake rubber stamps and had allegedly issued forged documents, misusing his position.
Justice S N Satyanarayana allowed the petition filed by Thimmaiah, who sought cancellation of bail granted to Bhat and sought a CID inquiry.
Justice Satyanarayana dismissed a petition filed by Sub-Inspector Sunil Kumar of Subrahmanya police station in Panja village of Puttur taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, challenging his suspension.
Kumar had released Bhat on station bail and the accused has been absconding since.