TTDC MD moves Telangana HC
Hyderabad: A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Friday gave directions in a writ petition filed by Telangana Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) managing director, who is under suspension. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Anil Kumar was hearing a writ plea filed by Bonipally Manohar Rao, the corporation’s MD, who contended that he was suspended by the disciplinary authority of TDC under the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The poll panel found fault with him for accompanying excise minister V. Srinivas Goud to Tirupati on November 14.
The ECI stated that this was a violation of the model code of conduct. The petitioner claimed that the disciplinary authority was unjust in not applying their mind to the direction of the ECI, which, though, has powers to issue directions to the state government. Further, he also contended that it had no power to give a specific direction to suspend the petitioner. The petitioner further claimed that he was at Tirupati at that time in an official capacity at the behest of TDC. The petitioner sought time from the court to produce minutes of all the meetings he had with the TTD board members as proof that he was on official duty. The bench accordingly granted him a week’s time to present the minutes.
HC junks challenge to Dharani portal
A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Friday rejected a writ petition challenging the validity of dharani portals alleging that the website has several glitches due to which farmers were facing problems. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Anil Kumar was hearing a PIL filed by party in person P. Indra Prakash. The bench after hearing at length the advocate who was arguing party in person rejected the challenge under the guise of a PIL after recording a finding that the petitioner admittedly owned 11 acres of land in Sangareddy. This, according to the bench, inhibited the petitioner from filing a public interest petition. The bench also recorded that the averments were vague and that no issue of public interest or damaged public was pleaded.
Harendar Prasad, senior counsel appearing for the state, defended the functioning of the portal. He said that the initial glitches have since been sorted out. He said that all the modules offered on the citizen-friendly portal were functional.
HC directs SEBI to maintain status quo in Sanghi matter
Justice S. Nanda of the Telangana High Court on Friday directed the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Sanghi Polyesters Limited and Sanghi Industries Limited, among others, to maintain status quo pertaining to the transactions of Sanghi Industries Limited. A writ plea was filed by Sidharth Sanghi seeking to issue a direction to SEBI and Sanghi Polyesters, which is currently in liquidation for not considering his complaint for illegal transfer of shares of Sanghi Industries held by Sanghi Polyesters. The petitioner also sought a direction to declare transactions between other directors and concerned persons of the company as null and void. The matter has been adjourned to December 8 for further hearing.
HC directs re-survey of FTL Nalla Cheruvu
A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court required various authorities to reconsider the notification relating to the full tank level (FTL) of Nalla Cheruvu Narsingi Village Gandipet Mandal Ranga Reddy District as Sy Nos 175 and 176 instead of as Sy No 175 and 203. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice N.V. Shravan Kumar was dealing with a writ plea pertaining to a notification issued by HMDA. The petitioner, Paruchuri Alekya, alleged that she had given several representations seeking a re-survey of the land. However, they were not taken into consideration. The bench directed HMDA and the district collector Ranga Reddy to consider the representations of the petitioner and conduct a re-survey of the said land thereby disposing of the matter.