BENGALURU: Banaswadi traffic police, who had confiscated the driving licence of an advocate and reccommended to the RTO to suspend it, had to eat humble pie in the High Court on Wednesday. They informed the court that they will return the licence to Samagata Chatterjee, a resident of HRBR Layout and employee of UEDI India Pvt Ltd.
Chatterjee’s licence was confiscated on December 5 for a parking violation. He then approached the High Court seeking directions for its return.
In his petition, Chatterjee stated that when he was booked for improper parking, he had requested the Station House Officer (Traffic), Banaswadi, to also register a complaint against traffic policemen who had parked on the pavement of CMR Road near Kammanahalli Main Road. However, the officer refused to register a complaint even after seeing a photograph which showed the cops had parked their motorcycles on the pavement.
When Chatterjee insisted that the complaint against the cops be registered, he claimed the police confiscated his driving licence and sent it to RTO for suspension.
‘Cannot Interfere in Airport Reopening’
The High Court on Wednesday dismissed petitions seeking a direction to reopen HAL airport in the city for commercial operations, saying that it cannot intervene in policy decision.
The AAI Employees’ Association and the Association of Outsourcing Professionals had challenged the closure of the airport after KIA was opened in 2008.
Man, Brother Get Jail Term
Bengaluru: The CBI Special Court on Wednesday convicted J Kannan, the then Assistant General Manager of Syndicate Bank, Yeshwanthpur branch, and his brother J Muralidharan for defrauding the bank to the tune of Rs 12.23 crore. Special judge B K Naik sentenced J Kannan to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs 60 lakh while his brother Muralidharan is to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment and pay fine of Rs 5 lakh.