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Police recruitment: HC suggests one more height measurement test


Published on: January 5, 2023 | Updated on: January 5, 2023

Telangana High Court (File Photo: PTI)

HYDERABAD:Justice E. Venugopal of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board to provide another chance and conduct the height measurement test again by using an accurate manual height measuring machine.

The judge made the order in a batch of writ pleas filed by Mulku Ramu and 17 others challenging the action of the board in conducting height measurement as part of physical measurement with an inaccurate digital machine that resulted in the disqualification of many candidates, including the petitioners, though they had qualified with more height in earlier recruitments. The judge further directed that the petitioners shall be given another opportunity in cases where 1.5cm as the error limit in the height difference.

HC reserves orders in habeas corpus plea

A division bench of Telangana High Court, comprising Justice A. Abhishek Reddy and Justice Namavarapu Rajeshwar Rao, on Wednesday reserved orders in a habeas corpus plea dealing with allegations of cross-border kidnapping. The petition has been filed by Vamshi Padakanla, through his general power of attorney, for the custody of his children.

Counsel for the petitioner submitted that his client was married in 2006 and moved to Canada. The children were born in Canada and were enrolled in a school in the USA. His wife left for India in May this year and intimated the petitioner that she has decided to stay in India permanently along with children.

He further contended that the Illinois court had asked the mother to hand over the children to the petitioner immediately but the orders are not complied with. After hearing the arguments, the court reserved the case for orders.

Explain usefulness of part acquisition of land, govt told

Justice M. Sudheer Kumar of Telangana High Court asked the state government to obtain instructions in a land acquisition case where acquisition of part land made the entire land useless. The writ petitioner Nagavelli Chandramouli of Jangedu village in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district has been aggrieved by the acquisition of only a part of his land.

His counsel contended that the only one part of his land admeasuring 13 guntas was acquired by the government. The remaining extent of land cannot be put to proper use, he said. He argued that the right to fair compensation Act provides for granting compensation for loss where due to acquisition of part of the land, the remaining land was rendered useless.

The government pleader argued that all procedures were duly followed and the petitioners have not brought the said grievance during the award enquiry. Subsequently, the court directed the government pleader to consider possible ways to acquire the remaining lands of the petitioners and pay compensation.

HC sets aside PF tribunal’s order on Aligarh Lock House

Justice K. Lakshman of Telangana High Court on Wednesday set aside an order of the Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal and remanded the case of Aligarh Lock House on applicability of employees’ provident fund & miscellaneous provisions Act. The judge allowed a writ petition filed by the regional PF commissioner questioning the appellate order by which a demand of `14,36,306 was set aside.

The judge found that the appellate order lost sight that only a consequential order was challenged before it. Justice Lakshman also found that the notice was not served to all the companies involved. According to the assessing authority, Sheel Locks, Sheel Industries and Steel Security Services were sister concerns operating from the same unit and therefore liable to be clubbed and assessed together. The judge while remanding the matter observed that the appellate tribunal will consider the question of integration of parties and on the question of retrospective contribution of provident fund.

HC's ‘liberal’ punishment for 70-year-old

Justice K. Surender of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday carved out an exception in the quantum of punishment to a septuagenarian. The judge was dealing with a revision petition filed by the accused challenging an order sentencing him to undergo imprisonment. The judge took note of the fact that the petitioner was 70 years old. He directed the petitioner to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh. The debt arose from a loan taken by the petitioner in 2002. He has been granted three months to make the payment or face three months jail.

Top cop asked to explain about cross-gender parlour

Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy of Telangana High Court called for a response from the police commissioner as to whether Royal Beauty Salon in Malkajgiri was running a cross-gender massage parlour. The judge was dealing with a writ petition questioning a notification issued in 2010 banning cross-gender massages. While the petitioner argued that they were not into any prohibited business, the police state that that on the pretext of running a spa, the organisers were carrying out a cross-gender massage facility. The judge posted the case to January 18.