Hyderabad High Court allows temple fete

They urged the court to permit decoration at the temple for festivals this year too

Hyderabad: Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao of Hyderabad HC on Saturday permitted flower decorations and the replacing of the plastic sheet, flexi board and tarpaulin over the Bhagyalakshmi Temple near the historical Charminar in the city for Dasara and Deepa-vali festivals.

While granting the interim direction, the judge made it clear that there shall not be any expansion of the temple in any manner and the sanctity of the historical monument should be respected. No changes should be made in the name of decoration.

The judge was dealing with a petition by the managing committee of the temple challenging the action of the authorities in not considering their request for repairing the existing canopy over the temple.

They told the court that last year they had put up temporary decorations for festivals as per court orders and there was no complaint from any quarters.

They urged the court to permit decoration at the temple for festivals this year too.

No order on refund
Telangana AG K. Ramakrishna Reddy has told the HC that the APIIC management has not given any instruction regarding the refund of '403 crore to Purvankara Pro-jects Ltd.

Purvankara Projects which bought a 19.19 acre plot in Raidurg village in RR district in an open auction conducted by APIIC in November 2007 for '21 crore an acre moved a review petition seeking refund of the money with 18 per cent interest.

The AG explained that the HC had earlier dismissed the plea of the company saying that if it has any grievance it should go to a civil court. He said the company had come with a review petition saying that some areas in the land are heritage precincts and hence no construction is allowed. The company counsel placed some letters written by APIIC officials on March 15, 2014 recommending to the government to refund the money. The AG said the letters of APIIC officials were unofficial and not okayed by its board or the government. The bench adjourned the hearing to October 17.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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