Hyderabad: A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday told a petitioner to approach Cyberabad police commissioner and present his grievance about cordon searches by the police at night in Cyberabad.
T. Dhangopal Rao, a resident of the city moved the court challenging the action of the police authorities in imposing restrictions on residents of Cyberabad and Hyderabad and also outsiders, workers and all other blue collar workmen under the guise of ‘Cordon and Search Operations’ conducted between 11 pm to 4.30 am.
He contended that the action of the police is against Articles 14, 15, 19(1)(d)(e)(g), 21 and 22 of the Constitution.
The bench asked the petitioner whether he has faced harassment due to the ‘Cordon and Search Operations’.
When the petitioner replied in the positive, the bench asked why he has not approached the police commissioner.
The petitioner reminded the bench that it had ordered a stay in similar search operations carried out by the Vijayawada police in the name of “Operation Night Domination.”
While making it clear that it was a different case, the bench closed the plea.
Farewell to Justice Narasimha Reddy
The Bar and bench of the Hyderabad High Court bid a warm farewell to Justice Narasimha Reddy for his elevation as Chief Justice of Patna High Court.
While thanking the legal fraternity, Justice Reddy said that he always strived to ensure that he does not become a party to any step that would cause even minute dent to the glory and reputation of the Hyderabad High Court.
Recalling his 30-years association with the High Court as an advocate and a judge, he said, “Fairly large numbers of cases were decided by me as a judge, and I cannot vouch for the total correctness of the orders passed or judgments rendered therein. If you find any merit in the judgments rendered by me, the credit goes to the advocates, who assisted me or the clarity in the case and law. If any judgment is found to be wrong, the blame squarely goes to the lack of proper understanding on my part.”