CBI to Submit Report on Court Premises Clash by Month-end
BANGALORE: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating the clash between media representatives and advocates in the civil court premises on March 2, 2011, has said that it will submit its report by the end of this month.
The High Court was hearing the interlocutory application filed by the Justice Vaidyanathan Commission, appointed by the State government to probe the incident. During the hearing, the counsel for CBI said its investigation is in the last stages and a final report will be submitted by August 27.
The Commission and the state government had filed an application before the court seeking permission to conclude the probe on the incident and submit a report. The Commission, in its application, said its term comes to an end in September and it has to submit the report. The Karnataka High Court had stayed the Commission from submitting its report after the Advocates Association Bangalore (AAB) challenged the appointment of the Commission. The AAB had also moved the Supreme Court for a CBI inquiry. In the application, the Commission had sought to vacate the stay on submission of the report. However, Justice A S Bopanna, who heard the matter, refused to vacate the state and dismissed the application.
BEO’s Notice Stayed
The High Court on Tuesday stayed a show-cause notice issued by a Block Education Officer to a private school for not using Kannada language in administration.
Petitioner Vinayaka Vidya Samsthe had moved the High Court challenging the BEO’s notice dated July 21, which said the school had failed to follow the provisions under Section 19 of Kannada Development Authority Act, where use of Kannada is mandatory in office communication.
The school administration, following a query under Right to Information, had replied in English. The petitioners contended that the KDA Act cannot be applicable to private institutions.