BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday came down heavily on Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, N Sivasailam, for not furnishing details on funds granted to endosulphan victims.
The court had appointed amicus curiae Vaishali Hegde to collect the information while hearing a suo motu petition on the sufferings faced by endosulfan victims in two districts.
The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice H G Ramesh observed that the Amicus curiae, being appointed by the court, is entitled to seek any information in public interest.
Directive to Auradkar
The court directed City Police Commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar, who was present in the court, that police should accompany those who are accused of bailable offenses and have got bail to the court. A division bench comprising Justice K L Manjunath and Justice Ravi Malimath directed the commissioner to issue a circular to all police stations in the city in this regard and discuss the same with DG&IGP.
GO on Appointment Stayed
The court stayed the government order quashing the appointment of 135 professors and assistant professors in the University of Mysore made in the year 2006-07.
Justice L Narayana Swamy passed the order and issued a notice to the Principal Secretary, Education Department while hearing a petition filed by Dr C Basavaraj and others challenging the government order.
Producer Told to Complete Film
The court granted permission to complete the shooting of the film Abhinetri, in which Pooja Gandhi is the lead actor and producer.
It also directed the submission of an unedited copy of the film to the lower court by June 30.
Justice B V Nagarathna asked the lower court judge to watch the film on July 1 along with the complainants, who have alleged plagiarism by the makers of Abhinetri.
She also directed the court to dispose of the matter in the next three months. ENS