It was alleged that some people with the prior knowledge of location of the capital, purchased lands at cheaper rates in Amaravati.
Sriram further informed the court that in the first week of February, around seven lakh police, municipal and revenue officials will be vaccinated.
In an affidavit filed in the top court, Justice (retd) Eswaraiah said he had sought information from a suspended judicial officer regarding the benami transactions in a phone conversation.
Once the High Court resumes functioning after vacation, the petition will be taken up for hearing by the regular bench.
The High Court said SEC took decision sans proper consultations with State govt, elections will affect Centre’s vaccination drive.
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Justice Goswami was the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court prior to his appointment as CJ of AP HC, in place of Justice JK Maheshwari, who was shifted to Sikkim.
Describing the AP High Court as a prestigious institution, Justice Maheshwari said he strives for enhancing its image and prestige with help of all his colleagues.
They raised slogans hailing Justice Maheshwari, who endeared himself to the people through judgements and orders, notably on the state capital issue.
Jagan Mohan Reddy offered prayers at a Gurudwara in Vijayawada and by this it cannot be said that he is a Sikh, the Judge said.
Government pleader C Suman informed the court that the Centre has initiated steps for the Covid-19 vaccination and Andhra Pradesh is one among the four States selected for the dry run.
Dealing with the petition filed by Principal Secretary (Panchayat Raj) Gopalakrishna Dwivedi on behalf of the State government seeking court to defer the proposed panchayat elections in February 2021.
The appeal filed by the state government against the high court's October 1 interim order came up for hearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde.
The hearing resumed in the backdrop of the government's affidavit wherein it has requested that the senior judge recuse himself, perceiving in his observations strong bias against it.
Stating that it cannot issue any interim order on the matter, the HC directed the SEC to file a counter and posted the matter to December 14.